Laetitia Lemaistre

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Laetitia Lemaistre

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Kopernik in action:
10 April 2018

Rohingya Refugee Emergency Response: Solar Energy Systems Distribution »

Since August 2017, over 671,000 Rohingya refugees have sought asylum and international protection in Bangladesh from targeted violence in Rakhine, Myanmar. The Rohingya refugee crisis has become one of the fastest growing refugee emergencies in the world.1

By Laetitia Lemaistre

Kopernik insights:
03 April 2018

Improved drying technology alone does not guarantee higher prices to smallholder farmers; market access is key »

The Kopernik team conducted an experiment with cacao farmers in Tabanan, Bali by building a new Hybrid Solar Dryer (HSD) with the aim to create a more effective drying tool. We found that while the HSD has potential to reduce the drying time and produce consistent bean quality, the benefits of these improvements are only realized when accompanied by two more variables: improved fermentation techniques and, even more importantly, the right market access.1

By Laetitia Lemaistre

Kopernik in action:
27 March 2018

Kopernik’s Honey Filter Prototype Commissioned by East Flores Regency »

East Flores Regency’s local government office for cooperatives - the DINAS Koperasi- has commissioned Kopernik for 10 forest honey filters. Over the past year Kopernik has conducted experiments of its honey filter prototype with a local cooperative partner, Senoesa, which promotes sustainable harvesting and processing practices within local communities to produce more forest honey.

By Laetitia Lemaistre

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:
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