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20 March 2018

K-Day 2018: Celebrating 8 years of Collaboration and Innovation »

Ubud, Bali. 15 March 2018 — Kopernik celebrates its eighth anniversary in finding effective solutions to reduce poverty with a day packed with engaging discussions and an exciting line-up of arts and music performances at Kopernik Day (K-Day) on 23 March 2018.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 14:30

Kopernik in action:
15 March 2018

Mount Agung Relief Update: Safe Room Installation for Volcanic Ash Risk Reduction »

Kopernik believes that  lean experimentation is necessary to figure out how best to meet the needs of people living in the last mile. We recently conducted a series of experiments testing several at-home methods that communities affected by Indonesia’s 2015 forest fires adopted to protect parts of their homes.

By Laetitia Lemaistre

Kopernik in action:
09 March 2018
Kopernik and Packard Foundation Support Future Environmental Leaders

Kopernik and Packard Foundation Support Indonesian emerging environmental leaders »

In July 2017 Kopernik was engaged by The David & Lucile Packard Foundation (“Packard Foundation”) to evaluate the gaps in support that Indonesian emerging environmental leaders currently face and to design a leadership program that would address such gaps.

By Anna Baranova

Kopernik in action:
09 March 2018
A Kopernik analyst talking with workers in a rubber plantation in Sanggau district, West Kalimantan.

Mapping Out the Unmet Needs of Farmers in Kalimantan and Papua »

Smallholder farmers play an important part in the agricultural value chain.  They make up more than half of the total farmer households in Indonesia, where agriculture contributes around 14% to its $932 billion economy (Indonesia Agriculture Census, 2013; World Bank, 2016)

By Nanda Riska

Kopernik in action:
07 March 2018

A butterfly effect in West Manggarai »

The butterfly effect is a phrase often used to describe how small causes can have larger effects. Initially used in weather predictions, the term later became popular among science writers and was eventually taken up by popular culture.

Its meaning has expanded with the widespread use; nowadays, it has become a common reference to how small events might have a rippling effect that cause much larger events to take place.

By Riesa Eka Putri

Kopernik insights:
27 February 2018

Just Two Extra Hours Per Week Could Make or Break a Clean Energy Technology Micro-business »

Similar to other entrepreneurs, not all “Wonder Women”-- Kopernik clean energy technology micro-entrepreneurs-- remain in business after their first year of operation. Once their immediate markets-- family, neighbors, social circles-- reach a saturation point, we notice that one of two things happens: some women are ready to expand their business into new markets, while others show diminished interest and often stop participating in the program.

By Lana Kristanto

Kopernik in action:
23 February 2018

Kopernik Partners With WIPO To Address Technology Needs In Indonesia And Cambodia »

Kopernik is partnering with Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) GREEN to identify and address technology needs in Indonesia and Cambodia towards an effort to tackle environmental and climate change challenges. WIPO Green is an interactive marketplace that connects technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions.

By Arvin Dwiarrahman

Kopernik in action:
14 February 2018

Replicating What is Proven to Work: No Lean Season »

No Lean Season- an innovative cash transfer program in Bangladesh implemented by Evidence Action- has been identified as one of the most cost-effective poverty alleviation interventions by the charity GiveWell and was recently featured in the Economist.

By Laetitia Lemaistre

Kopernik insights:
29 January 2018

A simple alternative to home-made haze-hacks can reduce nearly three-times the pollution »

Over a period of three months in 2015, peat and forest fires - primarily the result of illegal slash and burn practices in Sumatra and Kalimantan1- caused severe haze pollution across South East Asia and affected over 43 million people in Indonesia2.

By Nanis Sakti Ningrum

Kopernik in action:
19 January 2018
Mama Mardiah

Embracing People, Embracing Clean Technologies with Mama Mardiah »

When Mama Mardiah brought home a brand new motorcycle out of the blue, her neighbors in the village of Horinara, Adonara, Flores were excited for her. She had won the motorcycle from a competition organized by Kopernik in August 2017. In celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day, Kopernik hosted a competition among the Wonder Women across East Nusa Tenggara to sell as many technologies as possible.

By Vanesha Manuturi