Isolated, excluded, ignored: the Lopet area in southeastern South Sudan is home to 20,000 people of the Jie ethnic group, a population scattered in about fifteen villages who might disappear due to drought. AVSI is in the region providing essential services
Sometimes the biggest challenges do not need the most advanced technological innovations to be solved. It is often a matter of deep knowledge of the context, flexibility with respect to local constraints, good enough technology, and pragmatism.
That is the case for Clean cooking, still far from implemented in many developing country households.
Alessandro Galimberti, AVSI Technical Advisor for Energy, Climate Change and Urban Development, has extensive experience in this field and on this Road to Forest Valley Foundation podcast he explores the challenges, as well as the possibilities, related to this topic.
There is a panoply of benefits that stem from adequate and accessible green infrastructure. It is undeniable that they are essential for the urban climate and biodiversity. They can also act as a catalyst for human wellbeing by contributing to develop income enhancement strategies and social cohesion.
In recent years, projects focused on the protection of the environment related to socio-economic development and rights protection have grown exponentially. NGOs like AVSI are applying an integrated approach, combining long-term new financial strategies and innovative narratives.