ACT News

A Solar Amazon: Indigenous Female Elders Travel to India to Bring Solar Energy to their Communities

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015
On September 11, 2015, a celebratory event was held at the Externado University in Bogotá, Colombia marking the beginning of a life-changing adventure for Ercilia Paitekudo and Maria Encarnación Sueroque, two Huitoto women from Cuemani and Guacamaya in the middle Caquetá River region.

GANT Launches Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Highlights ACT

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015

"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."

Amazon Connected: The Waurá of Ulupuene have Access to the Internet

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015
In August 2015, a groundbreaking event took place in the village of Ulupuene in the Brazilian Amazon: internet connectivity arrived.

“The Green Inferno”: A Reaction from the Real ACT

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

For the last 20 years, ACT has conducted work in partnership with indigenous groups across Amazonia. Within these partnerships, we continue to be moved by the openness, kindness, and dedication demonstrated by these people.

Let There Be Light: ACT and Barefoot College partner to bring solar energy to indigenous villages in Suriname

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
ACT Suriname is partnering with the Barefoot College in the Solar Engineering Training Program. Through this program, two indigenous Trio women from Tepu will complete a six-month training in India from October 2015 – March 2016. Solar energy in the villages will provide communities with a clean and more reliable source of energy.