The act of partnership is empowering. Each collaborator has an important role that complements, harmonizes, and supports one another. The positive and long-lasting outcomes we accomplish are a direct result of collaboration among diverse partners.
Our unique working model combines the distinct strengths of three interdependent partners—Green Empowerment, an in-country Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and local community leaders. Project goals arise from local priorities—bottom up—and are fueled by community participation and decision-making. Nearby partner NGOs provide the long-term technical support and bring their unique skills, cultural understanding, and network to the process. Green Empowerment facilitates the projects with more than a decade of technical experience and an international network of energy experts, granting agencies, non-profits and accredited university partners. This working relationship between Green Empowerment, a technically experienced NGO, and the community has a more powerful impact on alleviating poverty, mitigating climate change and providing sustainable access to energy and water over the long term.
Our projects are technically, economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.
“You are not only bringing water to this village—which is an essential improvement in their living conditions; you are restoring their pride by showing that people from far away care about their condition—even though our government doesn’t.”
–August 2007, Blaan Supreme Elder, Nonobert Malit or “Pastor Nono”