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Kopernik news:
25 November 2014
Kopernik's Ibu Inspirasi initiative empowers women to sell clean energy technologies in their communities

Kopernik’s Ibu Inspirasi/Wonder Women Initiative Wins Prestigious UN Climate Solutions Award »

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has chosen Kopernik’s Ibu Inspirasi/Wonder Women initiative as a Momentum for Change 2014 Lighthouse Activity.

The Lighthouse Activity Awards are spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on some of the best examples of climate solutions – to inspire increased climate action around the world.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik news:
30 October 2014
Wonder Women micro-social-entrepreneurs are making clean energy technology available in their communities in eastern Indonesia

Powering more lives, empowering more women in eastern Indonesia »

Kopernik is very happy to announce the expansion of our Wonder Women initiative in eastern Indonesia, which will engage more than 500 women as clean energy micro-social-entrepreneurs over the next three years.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik news:
28 August 2014
Tech Kiosk micro-social-entrepreneurs are making simple, life-changing technology available in eastern Indonesia

Kopernik and USAID partner to connect remote communities in Indonesia with life-changing technology »

Kopernik has been awarded a US$100,000 grant by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program. The grant will strengthen Kopernik's clean energy micro-social-enterprise initiative in eastern Indonesia, greatly expanding access to simple, life-changing technology in some of Indonesia's poorest provinces.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik news:
13 August 2014
USAID administers the US foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide

Tech Kiosk network secures support from USAID »

Kopernik is very pleased to announce the strengthening of the Tech Kiosk network in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia thanks to generous support from the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID administers the US foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik news:
06 August 2014
JAL & Kopernik partner to serve the last mile

Connecting People to People: Japan Airlines Expands Partnership with Kopernik »

Kopernik is proud to partner with Japan Airlines (JAL) on a second Charity Mile project, this time supporting solar lights for the Philippines. Until 17 August 2014, JAL Mileage Bank members can donate frequent flyer miles to support a special solar light project in the Philippines. Millions of people in the Philippines do not have access to electricity and rely on dim, dirty, dangerous kerosene lamps for light. This project will provide clean, bright solar lights that will improve the safety and efficiency of hospitals, health clinics, schools and community centres located far from the electricity grid.

By Namuun Purevdorj

Kopernik news:
30 June 2014
Five Success Factors: A New Report on Last Mile Technology Distribution & Adoption by Kopernik

Insights From Our First Four Years: A New Report From Kopernik »

In implementing more than 100 projects connecting simple technology with those most in need, Kopernik has learned a number of important – and sometimes surprising lessons. These lessons have been consolidated into five key factors for success that Kopernik uses as guiding principles in its projects today. Please download our new report sharing the insights we have gained in our first four years serving the last mile.

By Tomohiro Hamakawa

Kopernik news:
05 June 2014
GIYF-FFS, a local partner in the Philippines, sells solar lights to their community in Oriental Mindoro

Request Technology Now »

We partner with local organisations to give remote communities access to solar lights, water filters, fuel-efficient cookstoves and other life-changing technologies. We are currently seeking new partners in the Asia-Pacific to help connect these technologies with the communities they serve. Please make your request by 21 July 2014 to be considered for our current round of new projects.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik news:
04 June 2014
Purpose Economy Asia 100

Kopernik Recognised for Pioneering Work in the Purpose Economy »

A hearty congratulations to Kopernik co-founders Ewa Wojkowska and Toshi Nakamura, who have been named to the Purpose Economy Asia 100 list! Ewa and Toshi were recognised alongside inspiring leaders working to improve the quality of life of communities across Asia, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammud Yunus and girl's education activist Malala Yousafzai. Yayasan Kopernik board member Tri Mumpuni was also named to the list.

By Tracy Zisiga Mukulu

Kopernik news:
06 May 2014
Field Officer Ponisman Giawa introduces the Prime cookstove to a women's group in Sipirok, Tapanuli Selatan

Starting Up Clean Cookstove Sales in North Sumatra »

In our most ambitious project to date, Kopernik has partnered with Differ Group, a Norwegian investment company, to establish a clean cookstove distribution company in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Our Low Emission Enterprises (LEE) project is making fuel-efficient stoves widely available to low-income families in Tapanuli Selatan (TapSel), Mandailing Natal and Padang Sidempuan.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik news:
02 May 2014
Toshi Nakamura introduced Kopernik's systems for measuring impact

Innovating for Indonesian Children »

Kopernik co-founder and CEO Toshi Nakamura recently joined a panel of leading Indonesian social innovators for UNICEF Indonesia’s Activate Talks. The event was part of a global series leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Held in Jakarta on Wednesday 23 April 2014, the guest speakers addressed the theme ‘Decreasing Disparity, Achieving Equality: Innovating for Indonesian Children’.

By Sally Bolton