blueEnergy delivers energy, water, and sanitation to some of the world’s most isolated, marginalized communities, providing a foundation for health, education, and economic opportunity within the context of a changing climate. Our community-based work provides an immersive, enriching learning platform for future global leaders interested in energy, water, climate change, and international development. Learn more about our impact and the communities we serve.

Community Development

blueEnergy has used its award-winning approach to deliver a variety of practical energy, water, sanitation, and climate change solutions to more than 30,000 people on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and 16,400 people in Ethiopia.


This filter has helped me economically and helped me avoid being sick a lot of the time… now we know we can drink this water with confidence”

Victorino Leon, BlueFields, Nicaragua

Global Leadership

We've trained over 320 future leaders on the ground, providing them with technical skills and cultural immersion. We also participate in associations and global events to give voice to the isolated poor.


I learned a lot bringing electricity to the community of Monkey Point…blueEnergy inspired me to be an entrepreneur and to start my own solar company.”

Andreas Karelas, blueEnergy alum ’07, founder of RE-volv

There are no quick fixes where we work. Our award-winning, community-based approach takes more time, but produces better results.

We don't give things away

We look for beneficiary participation in the form of financial contribution, labor, and hosting support to signal an interest in and commitment to the solutions we offer.

We stick around

We work to create lasting impact by building local capacity, working with local government institutions and other key stakeholders, and staying engaged with the people we serve.

We take diversity seriously

Solving the complex challenges we take on requires many perspectives. Our team reflects the diversity around us and we make it a point to listen carefully to the voice of indigenous people, women, and youth.


Mathias Craig

Executive Director

Mathias founded blueEnergy in late 2003. He and his Oregon-based team provide the organization with administrative, programmatic, and fundraising leadership.


Andrew Clark

US Director

Andrew joined the blueEnergy team in 2016 to build out US operations in the Global Leadership Program and support the administrative functions of blueEnergy.

Pauline Stephan

France Manager

Pauline joined the blueEnergy team in 2016 and oversees volunteers, Fellows, and project proposals from France to support blueEnergy Nicaragua.

Guillaume Craig

Nicaragua Director

Guillaume is a co-founder of blueEnergy and has directed day-to-day operations in Nicaragua since the end of 2004.


Jacky Bauley

Ethiopia Coordinator

Jacky coordinates funding and operational partnerships while overseeing project execution in Ethiopia. He also serves as Délégué Général of blueEnergy France.

Board of Directors


Bruce Noda

Board Chairman
Retired Principal,
William M. Mercer, Inc

Florencia T. Castro-Leal

Senior Economist, Ph.D.
Consultant, World Bank

Gabe Novais

Board Treasurer
Product Strategy, Airbnb

Joshua Rogol

Dir. of Sales, ViZn Energy Systems

Mathias Craig

Executive Director, blueEnergy

Michèle Grégoire

France Director, blueEnergy

Maricela Kauffman

Researcher in social and cultural development of indigenous women

Matt Flannery

Director Emeritus

Colette Grinevald

Director Emeritus

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For more information on the Global Leadership Program, including an application, click here. For all other inquiries, please reach us using the information below:

1595 Walnut Street
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (415) 509-0155


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