Beyond Barrels in the Mentawai
One of the earth’s best-preserved indigenous cultures in Western indonesia is close to being extinguished by the impact of unsustainable modernization. The pristine nature surrounding the shaman and hunter communities is endangered by illegal logging, plantations, and tourism. Lack of proper waste management and inadequate energy equity have become serious issues for sustainable development of the communities and environmental protection.
This project provides the communities with a waste-to-energy solution that both improves local energy equity through increased renewable power supply and reduces poverty by enabling new forms of employment and business activities. The investor may engage in power sales and inclusive business with project beneficiaries.
Project Scope: 77,000 people
Project Budget: 6,000,000 USD
Activity: Access to energy, technical and business training
Output: 1 MW MSW and biomass gasification power plant, new inclusive businesses
Outcome: Access to sustainable energy, higher income for indigenous population, new employment and business opportunities, reduced CO2 emissions, improved waste and landscape management
Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved socio-economic integration and community livelihood, reduced poverty through new employment and business opportunities enabled by access to electricity and subcontracting
Brand Building and Reputation Management: Stronger brand image, CSR effectiveness, income through power sales, dividends USD/year (JV members)