OUR PROGRAMMATIC AREAS
COMMUNITY ENERGY SYSTEMS AND PROJECTS
The MiniGrid Game
The Minigrid Game is a role-playing game built around a representation of a minigrid system, intended to be used as an educational and collaborative planning tool in designing a community-sized minigrid system. The game is designed to be used within a process that explores minigrid planning and operational decisions.
In the Minigrid Game, networked players come together to play out household consumption and make important energy choices, like purchasing appliances, setting energy tariffs, and managing finances to pay their bills on time. Players' individual behavior, like switching appliances on and off, or failing to make a payment, are immediately visible to everyone else.
Ulu Papar Youth Empowerment and Mentorship
In July 2017, Energy Action Partners launched a year-long program to foster community development and sustainability-focused entrepreneurship among young entrepreneurs in the Ulu Papar region of Sabah, Malaysia.
A cohort of 12 young adults are receiving ongoing mentorship, support and training to develop local enterprises for community development.
In remote areas of Sabah such as Ulu Papar, it is thought that without effort, they may not be any change. Alongside the consistency of these young adults, we have hope that once they have achieved success in their local business after having training sessions with us, they would come to extreme benefits of not only improve their local business intellect but as well as having the advantage to role model for many more aspiring young entrepreneurs.
Somaliland Solar Energy
Energy Action Partners has been on the ground in Somaliland since 2015 to establish solar energy as an engine for local development. Our efforts have focused on building local capacity for solar energy project development and in 2016, we formed a new solar energy development company, Energy Action Partners Somaliland.
Energy Action Partners Somaliland provides high quality solar energy solutions to local businesses and institutions. To learn more, click here.
Our courses bring together experts and practitioners in the field of energy and human development to deliver educational programs on energy and social enterprise. These courses are aimed at inspiring and engaging young professionals, entrepreneurs and youth passionate about social change and interested in the provision of energy services.
July 11-18, 2020, Sabah, Malaysia