Thursday, 26 January 2012
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.