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SE4Amazonian Workshop 2019

This week the project #SE4Amazonian conducted its first national workshop in Quito, Ecuador. The project aims at the development of an electrification plan with renewable energy sources to provide energy to those who are left behind – the indigenous communities of the Amazon. Local technicians and representatives from national ministries and NGOs got to the table to discuss demand, challenges and the potential of renewable energy provision. Dynamic and enthusiastic discussion rounds made this kick-off workshop a success.

SE4Amazonian workshop 2019

During the next two months two pilot areas will be visited by local technicians to test the first participatory mapping for Sustainable Energy for the Amazonian. Here, remote sensing products will be validated and further, energy but also general demands added via a participatory mapping approach by the indigenous communities themselves. To secure the rights of the indigenous communities a close collaboration with all partners will identify at all times which data can be collected and also be integrated in further analysis. This decision will be made by the indigenous communities themselves to respect their needs and rights. ZFL works in close collaboration with the local technicians themselves and the indigenous communities via our national partners Tratural and AmazonGISnet.

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