SELCO is a rural energy service company, with its headquarters in Bangalore.
SELCO views access as an underlying precondition to catalyze progress related to health, education, livelihoods, financial inclusion and an overall improvement in quality of life. In 2018, SELCO hosted a radical seminar on failures in the development sector, with the best in the field coming together to have frank discussions on a taboo topic.
Leela was called on to attend and cover the event to create an informative but accessible summary of all the presentations and panel discussions that took place on various pressing subjects, from housing and natural resources to education, livelihoods and gender.
How To Make The Esoteric Accessible: Our Time At The SELCO Conference
SELCO hosts their annual seminar in April, which in the sphere of the development sector plays out like Woodstock, with the who’s who attending these events. The challenge begins at attending the conference, to simple things like getting a good seat, and taking notes which can be built coherently into a narrative. After all the heavy lifting at the conference, it comes down to narrativizing these conference notes, bringing out a holistic picture of the topics covered in a readable fashion that lends itself easily to international publications. Imagine a Caravan longform article about a specialised, niche field if you will. The results speak for themselves; https://www.impactfailure.org/