Problem DescriptionElectricity is the foundation for a productive economic and healthy life, yet 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to electricity. Many of these people living in “energy poverty” reside in remote locations, far from the energy grid that relies on polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy like coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
Green Empowerment is working with local partners to connect individuals to renewable energy sources. This clean energy drives economic development by powering small-scale industries and agricultural processing, resulting in increased income. Since 2001 GE and the local partner, Tonibung have:
-Developed 15 community micro-hydro systems.
-Provided clean energy to over 500 indigenous households.
-Protected thousands of hectares of rainforest watersheds.
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|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and implementing5||Strong leadership, management, implementation skills|
|A robust and detailed case developed through formal evaluation and evidence gathering – use of a control group to isolate impact||An implemented and sustainable innovation|
Submitted ByLinzi Fidelin