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26 October 2011
In a nutshell: I was born in Barcelona, the city where I grew up and obtained my Computer Science degree at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. After an assignment with UNDP Vietnam I decided to study a posgraduate degree in International Cooperation and Development at the same university. For an IT guy it's not always easy to get an assignment related to development and cooperation. That's why I worked at several software companies in different countries like Spain, France, India or Germany during the last years.
04 October 2011
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Silver Spring Networks, who are funding a solar lighting project on Timor-Leste’s Atauro island. Working with Kopernik’s local partner Roman Luan, Silver Spring Network’s donation will allow us to distribute solar lanterns to 200 households on Atauro, benefitting more than 1,000 people. Located a three-hour boat ride from Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital, communities on Atauro do not have reliable access to water or electricity.
25 July 2011
In a nutshell: I grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied communications and international studies at the University of Technology Sydney before taking off overseas to finish my degrees in Spain and Mexico. Since then I have worked for a range of international organisations in Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Timor-Leste, and now Cambodia, where I have just started a new position as a Communications and Public Relations Advisor with the Cambodian Red Cross.
19 July 2011
Dear Generous Kopernik Supporter, I am writing to personally thank you for the generous donation you made in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11. Thanks to you, and others like you, Kopernik was able to quickly deliver thousands of solar lights and solar powered hearing aids to people who had lost everything in the disaster.
29 June 2011
Ahimsa Brands (Mauritius) Ltd., a restaurant operating business that is the franchisee for Le Pain Quotidien and Vapiano in India, is teaming up with Kopernik and sponsoring a project to deliver Driptech irrigation technology to poor farming communities in rural India. The project was initiated after a successful pilot study earlier this year and will be implemented over the next three months.