EcoNauru and the University of Sydney are planning a project that is aimed at delivering an engineering blueprint for a combined cooling and power technology implementation at the Aiwo power plant site, providing a centralised cool store facility for Nauru. Members of the University of Sydney’s Sustainable Islands Program http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/research/islands.shtml will visit Nauru later in 2018 to undertake field measurements. The project has the support of the Government, and is coordinated by Mr Tyrone Deiye from EcoNauru. Mr Deiye is a recipient of the Australian government’s Australia Awards. He has previously collaborated with the University of Sydney team during a professional training workshop in Sydney and on Norfolk Island http://www.isa.org.usyd.edu.au/research/TDeiye.shtml
EcoNauru looks forward to working in partnership with GEF UNDP Small Grants Programme, which GEF SGP through UNOPs has approved in principle, EcoNauru as its key Partner to manage and oversee the GEF Small Grants Program in Nauru. The presence of GEF SGP in Nauru would be a valuable opportunity for Nauru’s communities to fully engage with EcoNauru and GEF SGP in working collaboratively to address and achieve sustainable development by embracing GEF SGP theme “thinking globally acting locally”. The programme will provide directly to communities financial and technical support to initiatives that are locally designed and managed, which promotes sustainable conservation and restoration of Nauru’s fragile natural and physical environment. EcoNauru and GEF Small Grants Programme are working hard to ensure that GEF SGP is fully operational and providing much-needed training and assistance to vulnerable communities on Nauru in the near future.
EcoNauru provides technical assistance to the Department of Commerce Industry and Environment, with Community Water Project.
EcoNauru provided technical assistance to the Department of Commerce Industry and Environment with the Solar Water Purifier Project installed in Buada District, which was Funded by Canada.