Tri Mumpuni | Power to the People IBEKA

Come and join to our next Evening Lecture Series! The Indonesian Heritage Society offers English-language Evening Lecture series twice a year. The lectures explore the diversity of Indonesia’s contemporary and traditional cultures, focusing on Indonesia’s arts, ethnography, religion, culture, history and natural history.

Tri Mumpuni has been building micro hydroelectric power plants in Indonesian villages on and off the grid, bringing light to some of the ost isolated spots in the archipelago.

She is an agriculture engineer that has been campaigning to re-place the diesel power generation to renewable energy. Tri Mumpuni has won numerous awards since she and her husband started IBEKA, a non-governmental organization.

When: 7.00PM Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Venue: Erasmus Huis (next to Dutch Embassy) Jl. Rasuna Said, Kav. S-3
Kuningan Selatan, Jakarta

She’s doing this through The People Centered Economic and Business Institute (IBEKA), established in 1992 with the mission of bringing sustainable development to rural areas in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Many of itsmost successful programs have involved renewable energy, important as the provision of electricity wasidentified early on a fundamental driver of development.

Among its landmark projects is the Cicemet – Micro Hydropower Plant in Mount Halimun – Salak National Park. The plant went into operation in 1997and is still going strong.

Tri Mumpuni will talk to us about how this project and IBEKA’s many others in Indonesia rose from the social considerations forming the basis of their work. In different regions needs vary. IBEKA’s work has included environmental conservation, empowerment of women and education, post-harvest processing, and organic farming. Emphasis, however, remains on rural electrification based on renewable energy since that provides the tools enabling the region to help itself.

Everyone is welcome!
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