blueEnergy's participatory approach means that any accompanying action comes in response to needs that have been identified and expressed by the population. Solutions are designed, developed, and implemented in partnership with the population concerned and with the agreement and support of local institutions. We then further train, within the population, people who relay and promote good practices and chosen solutions.
Since women are primarily responsible for water and food, health, and child-education, they are the first beneficiaries of our programs.
In Nicaragua in particular, women are overwhelmingly single-heads of families. blueEnergy supports women to take responsibility in neighborhood organizations, to promote technical solutions and good practices, to conduct information campaigns and training actions.
In Ethiopia, blueEnergy works in partnership with MCMDO–Mothers and Children Multisectorial Development Organization–where women and children are the priority recipients.
blueEnergy always works in collaboration with the local institutions concerned: town hall, heads of schools, universities, regional and national authorities for water, health, education, energy, and neighborhood committees.
We collaborate with other organizations working on the same themes, partnering with other non-profit groups and associations in the region.