In episode four of the 'Climate Islands' Podcast we feature Ms Karen Anawe, Project Manager of the renewable energy component of the ‘Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade (STREIT) programme based in Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
Only five months into her job, Ms Anawe has been busy with key Government partners, especially the East Sepik and Sandaun provincial administrations, working to successfully implement renewable energy use in selected rural Government institutions in both provinces.
As the Project Manager of the Renewable Energy component, Karen has set herself an ambitious dream of creating a sustainable ‘satellite township’ that generates power using only renewable energy.
A dream that is also shared by Government colleagues in both provinces. If successful, Karen hopes that the model can be used throughout Papua New Guinea.
In this episode, Ms Anawe talks about the progress they’ve made so far and what the renewable energy component of the STREIT programme aims to achieve. Listen: Climate Islands Podcast 4.