Project supported by iCS offers solar energy and drinking water in villages, as well as technical training

The short documentary “Bari Shabawa” (an expression used by the Huni Kuin indigenous people to refer to solar energy in their language, hatxa kuin), which is available on YouTube, addresses the work of the Associação Povos da Terra – APOTI in providing solar energy and drinking water to the Huni Kuin villages, as well as the training of solar energy technicians carried out in 2023. The recording took place in the region of the municipality of Jordão, Acre, on the border with Peru.

The APOTI project, which was supported by iCS, focused on an energy alternative to the use of fossil fuels, which are widespread in the region. In order to achieve this, the solar energy matrix was implemented in 21 villages, through interventions that involved installations and maintenance involving drinking water and household lighting and collective spaces.

The training of the Huni Kuin technicians in electrical and solar energy installations sought to provide an indigenous lead in the understanding of the role of the solar matrix in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to enabling them to participate in the definition of public policies that directly affect them.

Watch the documentary here.

Image of the work of APOTI in offering solar energy and drinking water to the Huni Kuin people | Credit: Disclosure

 

Image of the work of APOTI in offering solar energy and drinking water to the Huni Kuin people | Credit: Disclosure

 

Image of the work of APOTI in offering solar energy and drinking water to the Huni Kuin people | Credit: Disclosure

 

Image of the work of APOTI in offering solar energy and drinking water to the Huni Kuin people | Credit: Disclosure

 

Image of the work of APOTI in offering solar energy and drinking water to the Huni Kuin people | Credit: Disclosure

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