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 in Latin America. The evaluation included 27 community-managed systems, installed between 2009 and 2019 across three countries and six different partner organizations. We were thrilled…

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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.” – Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Malaysia Prime Minister We are thrilled to launch the Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap (Sabah RE2 Roadmap) with…

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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 honored to have Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), the Indigenous Peoples Network of Indonesia, invite us to help build and strengthen their renewable energy program…

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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 source? At Green Empowerment we use a dual approach, weighing technical considerations and simultaneously working closely with the community to address social and political factors.…

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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 extensive engineering skills to make the most out of the least resources, but it is further complicated by a multitude of factors from financial constraints…

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SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals: Bringing Global Goals to the Last Mile

Together with local in-country partners, Green Empowerment brings sustainable development to the last mile. The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 Partnership for Goals strengthens the means of implementation and revitalizes the global partnership for sustainable development. As a U.S. based organization with access to resources, Green Empowerment considers it our duty to share these…

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SDG 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation: Bringing Global Goals to the Last Mile

Welcome to Green Empowerment’s UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series! The SDGs are a worldwide framework for creating a better and more sustainable future for all. So, how is Green Empowerment part of this global movement? While our work contributes to essentially all of the SDGs, Green Empowerment’s work specifically advances SDG 6 – Clean…

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