The WAME Project was set up by the association "WAME and EXPO 2015" in order to promote awareness about the issue of access to energy in the world, in connection to the Milan 2015 EXPO entitled “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”.
In the period 2013-2016 the project created and managed the WAME2015 website, exhibitions and workshops both within the EXPO site and in the city of Milan, and published the book “Poveri d’energia – Energy Poor”.
WAME presents the “Energy Corners”, two exhibitions-installations to discover just what it is like, for many communities in the world, not to have access to modern energy.
“Energy corners” accompanies visitors with information and data, stories and personal testimonies from different countries and continents, all connected with the desire to win the challenge of access to energy for all...
The Access to Energy itinerary at Expo Milano 2015 promotes knowledge and the importance of sustainable access to energy and shows how simple methods and best practices can really improve the lives of very many people. If you follow this thematic itinerary running through the pavilions you will discover projects, photographs and accounts of people who have experienced the introduction of modern energy to their everyday lives...
Sub-Saharan Africa stands out as the region of the world where access to modern energy (both electricity and to clean cooking solutions) is most lacking, together with large areas in South East Asia. [...]
Access to “modern” energy means access to electricity and a clean, efficient and safe way of cooking food and heating the home, i.e. overcoming the systematic reliance on traditional biomass.[...]
Clean cooking solutions in developing countries bring benefits in terms of health, shorter cooking times and the quality of life for women[...]