Saturday, 28 January 2012

Tanjung Rambai Micro-Hydro

Here's a blog from one of our volunteers in West Malaysia, helping install the 5 kilowatt micro-hydro at the Orang Asli village of Tanjung Rambai.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Community-based Micro-Hydro in Malaysia

Here is a short video about our community-based model for micro-hydro development in Malaysia.

Production and script by Gabriel Wynn, from Green Empowerment
Footage was taken by PACOS, JOAS, TONIBUNG and Green Empowerment Staff/Volunteers
Narration by Jenifer Lasimbang


Sabah-based "Friends of Village Development" or Tobpinai Ningkokoton Kobuburuon Kampung brings cost- effective resource management solutions to under-served rural indigenous communities in the Malaysian states.  TONIBUNG was originally founded in 1991 to train relocated indigenous peoples struggling to adapt to unfamiliar agricultural circumstances.  For the past 10 years, TONIBUNG has turned their attention towards rural electrification, focusing predominantly on micro-hydroelectric systems.  TONIBUNG is currently seeking to build their capacity by training and educating rural indigenous technicians, enabling them to design and implement renewable resource management schemes of their own.