In this project, Green Empowerment and Tonibung seek to improve the socioeconomic and environmental well being of the villages of Pongobonon, Lokogungan and Kalangaan in Malaysia.
Green Empowerment and Tobpinai Ningkokoton Koburuon Kampung (Tonibung)
In this project Green Empowerment and Tonibung seek to improve the socioeconomic and environmental wellbeing in villages of the Ulu Papar rainforest region in Malaysia. The preservation of the Ulu Papar rainforest is critical not only to the survival of the local Dusun culture, but also to the environmental health of the region. The Borneo rainforest sequesters vast stores of carbon and biodiversity, yet it faces continual pressure from expanding agricultural, logging, oil palm plantations, mega dam projects and mining and other extraction industries. Residents are also confronted by reduced water availability, soil degradation and other pressures on their natural resources caused by climate change.
The aim of the project is to provide the three villages of Pongobonon, Lokogungan and Kalangaan with access to clean water, renewable electricity and income generation opportunities, doing so in a manner that will protect the villages' natural and cultural resources . The project activities include:
Approximately 500 people will directly benefit from drinking water and renewable electricity, while resource management and organic farming activities will contribute to the broader watershed health, benefiting additional downstream users.