On November 11, 2015, in a historic and positive development for the indigenous peoples of Caquetá in Colombia, the departmental Assembly of the Department of Caquetá passed ordinance 031, establishing a departmental indigenous peoples’ public policy and forming an indigenous coordinating council responsible for the policy’s design and implementation.
From Tepu to Rajasthan: Indigenous Women Begin Training as Solar Providers
On September 12, 2015, Anna Nantawi and Ketoera Aparaka, two indigenous women from Suriname’s remote rainforest interior, departed for India to begin a six-month solar power installation training course to benefit their community. When the women return, they will be able to install, maintain and repair solar energy systems, and then train others to replicate their work.
IFIP Connections: Forging New Alliances to Protect Sacred Places in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
A Solar Amazon: Indigenous Female Elders Travel to India to Bring Solar Energy to their Communities
GANT Launches Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Highlights ACT
"Am I ready to hang up my spurs and have tenure and retire and play golf? No, of course not. I want to know more. And besides, being in the jungle with the native people is why I got into this field."