Malaysian Borneo

Bringing the Biodigester to Sabah

Written by Koto Kishida, Malaysia Program Manager and Gabe Wynn, Asia Regional Director In late August, Green Empowerment and our partners successfully brought biogas digester (BGD) technology to Sabah, Malaysia. ...
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Adapting to Change in Kampung Terian

By Jesica Sutandi, our Intern based in Malaysian Borneo working with local NGO partners TONIBUNG, PACOS and Forever Sabah. Week One I’d been lying on the bed under my mosquito ...
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From Waste to Wisdom – Strengthening Biodigester Practitioners in Southeast Asia: Project Update

In Borneo, the price of cooking gas (LPG) increased by 27% in 2017. For remote villages, the cost and difficulty of transporting bulky cylinders of gas from distribution centers make ...
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Expanding Renewable Energy in the Baram Basin of Malaysian Borneo: Project Update

By: Koto Kishida, Green Empowerment Malaysia Program Officer As part of our continuing efforts to support local indigenous communities in Malaysian Borneo in resisting the construction of destructive “mega-dams,” Green ...
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GE Board Members Visit Projects in Asia

This post was written by Wendy Stickel, a member of the Green Empowerment Board of Directors, about a board member trip to the Philippines and Malaysian Borneo with Executive Director ...
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Green Empowerment Wins Energy Globe Award!

Green Empowerment’s program with partner Tonibung, “Building Climate Resilience through Renewable Energy in Borneo,” has won the National Energy Globe Award for Malaysia! With 178 participating countries, the Energy Globe ...
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Life in Nampasan

This guest post was written by Koto Kishida, a Green Empowerment volunteer and Natural Resource Specialist with the State of Oregon. Green Empowerment’s last blog post (“Tagal Hutan Monitoring Program ...
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Tagal Hutan Monitoring Program in Borneo

This guest post was written by Koto Kishida, a Green Empowerment volunteer and Natural Resource Specialist with the State of Oregon.Sabah, Malaysia was my home for several months in 2016. ...
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Energy Forum in Borneo Offers Hope for Indigenous Communities

On August 16th, 2016, more than 90 members of academia, civil society, government, and the private sector met over lunch in Kuching (the Sarawak state capitol in Malaysian Borneo) to ...
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PSU Students Lend a Hand in Borneo

Along the forested Papar River in North Borneo’s Malaysian state of Sabah, many indigenous communities still practice riparian lifestyles much the same way they did hundreds of years ago. Land ...
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