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Challenges

What are Challenges?

Challenges are key problems related to energy generation, use, and efficiency, as well as remediation of energy-related waste that impact the poor in rural Indonesia.  These might include, for example, the need for off-grid energy OR the need for cleaner fuel for cooking.  The challenge can involve any aspect of energy – energy generation, energy use, energy efficiency, remediation challenges related to energy, and more.

The team will carefully evaluate challenges, screen them, and subsequently develop demand-driven solutions and supporting business models, as well as seek implementing partners to enable the solutions to have impact in local communities.

How are challenges generated?

Challenges will be generated through:

  • CALL FOR CHALLENGES
    Call for challenges will be conducted through mailing lists, invitation letters, advertisements, radio programs, focus group meetings, local community meetings, and website postings, etc.
  • NEEDS ASSESSMENT
    This research will be implemented by means of site visit to conduct needs assessment to the target community and interview the stakeholders.
  • DATA COLLECTION
    Data collection will utilize various tools such as survey forms, questionnaires, journal logs, and direct interviews.

Call for Challenges:

The 2012 Call for Challenges is now closed.

The Call for challenges was conducted through mailing lists, invitation letters, advertisements, radio programs, focus group meetings, local community meetings, and website postings. The search was open to anyone around the world to respond to and was also focused on the target communities. A wide net was cast with an online call for challenges aimed to capture organizations and individuals with experience from the field as well as creative minds from the public. The team targeted and encouraged as many people and organisations as possible to contribute ideas to challenges that rural Indonesians may be facing.

Initial Challenge Screening

  • Project partners refine submissions to reduce number of challenges to 20
  • The team will conduct two workshops, one in the target community and one in Jakarta, in order to further refine the number of challenges to 10.
  • A multinational Review Panel representing the public and private sectors and national and international expertise will screen the 10 challenges obtained from the workshop in Jakarta and target area into 5 final potential challenges.

2012 Selected Challenges:

The selected 5 challenges to be addressed by the Program are:

  1. Provide an energy efficient biomass cook stove design for home industries
  2. Provide renewable energy options for community scaled off-grid safe drinking water plants
  3. Improve deep cycle battery supply, service & disposal chains
  4. Provide renewable energy options for community scaled water pumps
  5. Provide viable systems for community scaled conversion of organic waste into fuel

Click Here to download more information about the Selected 2012 Challenges (PDF)