Clean Energy Collaboration Kuching agrees on way forward for renewable energy in Sarawak

Kuching 15-16 March: After two days of discussions and panels between ministers, government officials, community members, civil society organizations, and industry experts, the resulting message of the Clean Energy Collaboration is clear: Malaysia has an incredible opportunity to lead the renewable energy transformation in the region, and communities around Malaysia are already leading the way.  … Continue reading Clean Energy Collaboration Kuching agrees on way forward for renewable energy in Sarawak

Conference calls for Sarawak to collaborate on clean energy

In a two day event people from a myriad of backgrounds are meeting in Kuching to discuss creating renewable energy pathways for Sarawak and Malaysia. Save Rivers and other local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are holding the conference in order to push the agenda of renewable energy at a state and national level while ensuring … Continue reading Conference calls for Sarawak to collaborate on clean energy

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: Programs Manager, Full Time Reports to: Chairman, Save Rivers SAVE Rivers advocates for and empowers rural communities to protect and restore lands, rivers and watersheds through research, training and capacity building. We envision a society with good governance, whereby human rights are respected, land, rivers and watersheds are protected and rural communities are empowered … Continue reading JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

VILLAGE MICRO HYDRO PROJECT AS MODEL FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ENERGY FUTURE

Baram, Sarawak - In conjunction with the inauguration of a micro hydro project in the Baram area, SAVE Rivers launched a conference named “Clean Energy Collaboration” which will be held in Kuching in March 2019. The event will bring together key stakeholders for a discussion on sustainable and inclusive energy pathways for Sarawak and Malaysia.  … Continue reading VILLAGE MICRO HYDRO PROJECT AS MODEL FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE ENERGY FUTURE

Villagers’ water source destroyed by company, Police brutally dismantled peaceful blockade

30th Oct. 2018 Mukah - Iban people from six villages in the Ulu Kelawit Tatau gathered in front of the Mukah police station for two days to peacefully protest the arrest of 11 community members who have been detained since October 25th. The arrests happened in response to a peaceful blockade set up by the … Continue reading Villagers’ water source destroyed by company, Police brutally dismantled peaceful blockade

National Conference on Indigenous Land Rights

Miri – Malaysian indigenous communities gathered in Miri, Sarawak for a one day conference and workshop. The objective of the event is to start collaboration among indigenous communities in the three regions in overcoming the challenges they are facing relating to their native customary lands. The event was organised by the Civil Society Organisations, SAVE … Continue reading National Conference on Indigenous Land Rights

Borneo rainforest communities complete 15-year mapping effort

63 Penan communities celebrate the completion of a series of 23 high-quality maps representing their land, culture and history (SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) The indigenous Penan people of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo celebrated the completion of their 15-year long community mapping effort. 23 maps contain data collected by 63 villages at a scale of 1:35‘000, covering a … Continue reading Borneo rainforest communities complete 15-year mapping effort

Indigenous leader appeals to the Japanese Prime Minister: stop rainforest destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Supplier of wood for Tokyo's new National Olympic Stadium accused of destroying Indigenous livelihoods SARAWAK / MALAYSIA - On the anniversary of the first Tokyo Olympics, Matu Tugang, headman of the Indigenous Penan community of Long Jaik from Sarawak, Malaysia, delivered an urgent plea to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to stop Japan’s use of wood from … Continue reading Indigenous leader appeals to the Japanese Prime Minister: stop rainforest destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics