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Media coverage:
21 January 2016

Interview with Ewa Wojkowska, COO of ZFEP Winner Kopernik

Kopernik was the big winner in the nonprofit category of the Zayed Future Energy Prize this year. It was an honor to sit down with Ewa Wojkowska, Kopernik's co-founder and COO, just following the awards ceremony to talk about how Kopernik came about, how it works, what its aims are, and how the name was thought up. Ewa also answered a handful of questions regarding Kopernik’s impact so far, challenges, donors, its wide range of products, and why Kopernik won the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the nonprofit category. Have a watch.
Kopernik news:
20 January 2016
This year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize for the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) category was awarded to Kopernik

Kopernik Wins Prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize 2016 »

Ubud, Indonesia, 18 January 2016) This year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize for the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) category was awarded to Kopernik, an Indonesia-based organisation. The award-giving ceremony was held in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 18 January 2016, during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

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Media coverage:
20 January 2016

The Energy Oscars: Zayed Future Energy Prize winners announced

The winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize this year will share US$4 million (Dh14m) in funding for renewable energy projects. Monday’s prize-giving ceremony, held during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, rewarded individuals, companies and schools that have helped to promote the importance of renewable energy. This year’s Non-Profit Organisation $1.5m prize went to Kopernik, an Indonesian initiative that is trying to provide clean energy to 1 million people. “Typically we focus on households, but we also do work with clinics and hospitals and schools to some extent, and with this prize, we’ll be able to get even more,” said the organisation’s co-founder, Ewa Wojkowska. Kopernik works to provide access to clean power to Indonesia’s isolated communities and homes.
Kopernik in action:
18 January 2016
Imelda Lobo & family

A FAMILY AFFAIR »

The Sumba sun was just rising on a lovely Saturday morning. Little Jasinda, not older than 5, still in her pajamas skipped out from the house. She ran straight to the garden, to a spot right where the sun’s rays fell. What was she doing up so early in the morning?

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Media coverage:
18 January 2016

Energy Access Practitioner Network Members Off-Grid Electric and Kopernik Win Zayed Future Energy Prize

Earlier today, this year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize winners were announced at a special award ceremony in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates during the first day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The prize recognizes and rewards innovators in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability around the world in honor of the vision of the founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed. Among this year’s winners are two UN Foundation Energy Access Practitioner Network members Off-Grid Electric and Kopernik in the SME (small and medium enterprise) and NGO (non-governmental organization) categories respectively.
Media coverage:
16 January 2016
Khaleej Times

Non-profit organisations show they can make a difference

Kopernik is an Indonesian non-profit organisation delivering sustainable energy technology to disadvantaged people in hard-to-reach areas. The company relies upon a holistic and innovative approach to product distribution, development, and finance in order to successfully deliver to disadvantaged people across multiple regions. "Being nominated for the Zayed Future Energy Prize has motivated us to continue serving underprivileged, marginalised communities and expand clean energy access and reduce poverty. It also affirmed our conviction that our work is indeed necessary and valuable", says Ewa Wojkowska, co-founder and COO of Kopernik.
Media coverage:
14 January 2016
Gulf News

Pushing clean water solutions in poor countries

Two finalists in the eighth Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) are working on providing sustainable solutions for water scarcity in developing nations. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and Indonesian Kopernik are competing at the UAE-based Awards where the winners will be announced on January 16 during the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Not-for-profit Kopernik delivers sustainable energy technology to disadvantaged people In remote areas. So far, Kopernik as funded 155 projects spanning 24 countries.
Kopernik in action:
12 January 2016
A Long-Distance Friendship!

A Long-Distance Friendship! »

For Imelda Lobo, our top-performing Wonder Woman from Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, there’s another (slightly different and least expected) upside of being a part of the program: to develop a friendship that spans the length of Indonesia to the western most province of Aceh.

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Media coverage:
07 January 2016
Gulf News

Empowering women key to combating climate change, expert says

Two finalists of the eighth Zayed Future Energy Prize awards, which will be held on January 18, are Nigerian Green Energy and Biofuels company and Kopernik of Indonesia. Kopernik a non-for-profit organisation which provides green technology solutions to people in remote areas by relying on innovative product distribution, development and finance. Since its launch in 2010, Kopernik has reached 24 countries, helping 700 women to receive training on business development and maintenance of its technologies.
Kopernik in action:
04 January 2016
Volcanic Ashes Didn't Stop Us: Making it to East Lombok

Volcanic Ashes Didn't Stop Us: Making it to East Lombok »

I was given the opportunity to travel to East Lombok to learn first-hand about Kopernik’s work and to meet some of our Wonder Women who are working in remote areas of Lombok. As this is my first visit to a Kopernik project, I was thrilled to meet the awe-inspiring women and couldn’t wait to make friends with them and hear their stories.

By Feby Ramadhani