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Kopernik in action:
26 April 2017

#IDWOMEN4ENERGY volunteering program is back! »

Following considerable success last year, we are excited to re-launch the Indonesian Women for Energy, or #IDWOMEN4ENERGY, campaign this month. This digital campaign seeks to build public awareness about the important role that women play in improving energy access through a volunteering program, targeted towards Indonesian youth.

By Ina Saptiono

Kopernik in action:
18 April 2017

Harnessing the success of Wonder Women for a new initiative in North Aceh »

This year marks the fourth year since Kopernik launched the Wonder Women program in North Aceh. The program, initially managed by a team of two, has grown in size and scale, now with five highly dedicated and professional staff members.

By Sergina Loncle

Kopernik insights:
12 April 2017

Better sales performance achieved when spouses get involved... but not too much »

Each year we conduct an assessment of our Wonder Women entrepreneurship program to evaluate its impact and test how different variables may affect sales performance. We asked 66 Wonder Women about the level of involvement from their spouses in their business. The answers ranged from “no involvement” to “fully involved.”1 We found that the increasing participation of the spouse corresponded to proportionately higher sales - but only to a certain point.

By Anna Baranova

Kopernik in action:
23 March 2017

Introducing Rumbia: a new NGO focused on renewable energy in Aceh »

Kopernik is proud to announce the launch of Rumbia, a new independent non-government organization originating from our North Aceh team. Rumbia was formed in order to address specific energy-related issues facing communities in the North Aceh region. The Rumbia organization will focus their efforts on renewable energy solutions and will continue to oversee the Wonder Women program in the region.

By Ina Saptiono

Kopernik in action:
01 March 2017

Celebrating 7 Years of Serving the Last Mile »

On 19 February, the famous mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus celebrated his 544th birthday. On the very same day this year - like its namesake - Kopernik also had a birthday and turned seven!

 

By Feby Ramadhani

Kopernik in action:
02 February 2017

Lessons from a multi-tasking wonder woman »

Ibu Detty - a teacher, mother of two, owner of a small kiosk, and an active member of her local community - is one of our most inspiring Wonder Women. Our Program Officer from West Timor, Yan Kanahebi, writes about Ibu Detty's experience in selling clean energy technologies in the last mile.

 

By Yan Kanahebi

Kopernik insights:
01 February 2017

Hermetic storage solutions reduce weevil contamination by up to two thirds »

In the eastern part of Indonesia, weevil infestation accounts for a large portion of post-harvest grain losses. The insects are especially harmful for the country’s indigenous crop, sorghum, due to the warm and humid conditions in which this crop thrives.

By Toshi Nakamura

Kopernik in action:
18 January 2017

A new year comes with a new approach to finding what works »

With the New Year comes new year’s resolutions, new beginnings and excitement for what the year ahead may bring. For Kopernik, 2017 is a year full of innovation potential. This year we are throwing ourselves headfirst into a new series of projects that we call ‘experimental’ projects. Why experimental? Because only by testing and experimenting with ideas will we find a solution that works.

By Sarah Wilson

Media coverage:
13 January 2017

Clean-energy innovation is key to sustainable development practices

As the Zayed Future Energy Prize rolls around for another year, we take a moment to reflect on what winning the prize in 2016 has meant for Kopernik. Our Communications Advisor, Anna Northey, writes about the importance of continued efforts to embed clean energy solutions into everything that we do.