About Renew’s International Projects Group
Renew’s international projects group is comprised of the Community Projects Manager (with extensive experience in international community development) and a small team of in-house professional volunteers, contractors, engineers and trainers who have worked on solar projects in Timor-Leste for many years.
We have a strong focus on training Timorese people to install and manage their own solar power and lighting. We do this by working in partnership with organisations in Timor-Leste and Australia.
Our aim is to develop a model that can be scaled-up and replicated throughout other rural areas of the country, and in other developing countries.
Evaluation will be a key part of this learning. To date, we have shared our learning and resources with other not-for-profit groups in Australia and Papua New Guinea. A toolkit is being developed to facilitate the sharing of our experience with others.
The IPG meets regularly to provide technical design and training advice.