NZMATES will also offer opportunities for training, mentoring, technical exchange programmes, and interaction between Maluku educational institutions and NZ renewable energy specialists, in order to enhance local public and private sector RE capacity. NZMATES’ focus on supporting and developing the capacity of local stakeholders will ensure the programme’s outcomes outlive the five-year implementation period. In addition, there will be a strong focus on community engagement and the mainstreaming of gender throughout activities, to ensure that activities respond to the needs of all community members and bring real benefits to all.

Mini-hydro system in Tihu sub-village.