Within the landscape of rural electrification, mini grids are a technology that are regarded as viable solution to the global energy crisis. While the mini grid sector has been rapidly expanding in many developing countries, tried and tested community engagement practices have been few and far to come by. A user-fed, video-based digital platform that showcased different users’ stories was envisioned by the World Bank to be one solution to benefit mini grid companies around the world. This digital platform was envisioned to propagate the use of mini grids in businesses and homes, in communities that received either irregular or no government electricity supply.
Quicksand’s role was to make 20 films that covered the mini grid landscape, including customers, employees, and the technology behind these systems. Additionally, a video-making toolkit and a digital platform were to be made to facilitate the creation and viewing of video content at the user level.