Community-Based Micro-Hydro & Watershed Conservation for Kg. Buayan, Penampang, Sabah.
This project aims to promote renewable energy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby mitigating climate change, by the construction, establishment and maintenance of a community-based micro-hydro installation at Kg. Buayan, Sabah. Besides providing non-climate change contributing and renewable sources of energy and electricity for the households and also for some community-wide beneficial activities of the indigenous peoples of the Dusun community in rural and remote Kg. Buayan, Penampang in Sabah, the project would also serve to alleviate poverty, conserve critical forested biodiversity and water catchment areas, and improve the sustainable livelihoods of the local communities of the indigenous peoples in the village of Kg. Buayan, located in the Crocker Range Park of Sabah. The local community-based and driven project would ensure the continued and active involvement and participation of the local Dusun indigenous people's community at all the stages of the project, including in its capacity building for their role in project site identification, project planning and design, project installation and maintenance of the micro hydro system, thereby also resulting in empowering the capabilities of the local community.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: TONIBUNG (TObpinai NIngkokoton koBUruon kampuNG)
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase: Phase 4
Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 39,407.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 13,860.00
Project Number: MAL/SGP/OP4/Y1/RAF/2008/07
Start Date: 9/2008
End Date: 5/2010
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
Currently there are several micro-hydro projects with similar systems that are demonstrating how renewable energy systems can be a wise choice for government policies via rural electrification, which leads to reduction in air and water pollution, increase in general income of local community through the reduction of costly fossil fuel for generators, protection and conservation of forest eco-systems through proper watershed management, and the supply of reliable electricity for the impoverished to provide light for the community hall, homes, cooperative sundry shop, community freezer and schools.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Demonstrate and promotes the use of renewable energy though the building of a micro-hydro system as an alternative for rural electrification from its success in connecting the local communities to global networks.
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