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Behind the Scenes: 97% of Projects Still Operating

As Green Empowerment approaches its 25th year of operation, we engaged in a program evaluation project that looked at the long-term operation of community-managed potable water and renewable energy systems ...
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The Road to Renewable Energy in Sabah, Malaysia

“Efforts to accelerate the growth of the country’s green economy, enhancement of energy sustainability and transformation of the water sector should remain at the core of the country’s socio-economic development.”- ...
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Building Technical Capacity for Micro-Hydro Development in Indonesia

Part of what partnership means to Green Empowerment is being able to share sustainable technology solutions across geographic regions. After seeing our successful collaboration with TONIBUNG in Malaysia, we were ...
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Local Perspectives Lead to Long Term Success

In my last article, I laid out the reasons why the most obvious water source is often not the one that works. So how can we identify the best water ...
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Where’s the Water Source? Why the Obvious Solution Isn’t Always the One That Works

Getting safe, drinkable water to rural communities is more challenging than you think. In a previous article, I debunked the myths that boiling water was a safe solution and argued ...
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Think Boiling Water is a Safe Solution for Rural Communities? Think Again

Written by: Mohammad Pakravan, Ph.D., Green Empowerment Technical Program Manager Designing infrastructure services with last-mile communities is perhaps the most challenging process in international development. Not only does it require ...
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