Building coalitions and processes to support community empowerment through renewable energy and livelihood solutions

This project is investigating community-scale renewable energy electrification initiatives in Indonesia. The project will determine how community-scale renewable energy initiatives can be developed in remote and regional contexts to support local needs and aspirations with appropriate technologies and complementary, sustainable livelihoods. Through collaborative activities involving multiple stakeholders, the project will establish a template process bringing community organisations together with industry, government, and research institutions to identify and implement local solutions within wider economic and regulatory frameworks. This research is funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, and involves the University of Melbourne, Bandung Institute of Technology, Monash University, Paramdina University, and the NGO IBEKA (People-centred Institute for Business and Economy).