The year 2015 may well go down as a landmark year, with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some agreements at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21. Expectations from both are huge. Knowledge exchange and transfer will be key for achieving the expectations of both.

In Malawi, increasing demand for housing has put tremendous pressure on the building material sector, resulting in deforestation, rising costs and poor quality construction. Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln technology offers a resource efficient and financially viable option for the production of quality bricks.

This summary report informs on the journey of knowledge transfer on decentralised energy access from India to Africa and other Asian countries, the outcomes and the next steps.

This paper outlines India’s achievements in the area of food and nutrition security, and explores what lessons India has to offer to other South countries, and the institutions through which such knowledge sharing may be accomplished.

Using a nexus approach, this study synthesises current knowledge on India’s food, water and energy (FEW) footprint, and assesses the possible future global impact of India’s demand for these resources. It offers resource efficiency measures adopted in India which may find resonance with Low Income Countries.