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.
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:
- Constructing three micro-hydro power systems to provide electricity for 500 people living in 50 extended family households
- Building pipe gravity and water filtration systems for the three villages
- Strengthening cooperatives and establishing finance mechanisms for small-scale agricultural processing
- Conducting training in systems operation, maintenance and administration
- Developing watershed protection plans for each village to preserve 2231 hectares of tropical rainforest
To develop a community-based pico-hydro power system as an alternative source of energy
This exchange activity aims to nurture knowledge exchange between multi-actors for grid-connected micro hydro technology across the region of South and Southeast Asia and to enable members of the Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) to operate renewable energy technologies apart from the national grid.
The purpose of this exchange is to increase the technical and economic sustainability of micro-hydro projects.
To increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation