Located in Central America, Nicaragua is the second largest country in the region and has a population of 6.4 million. Nicaragua ranks 124 out of 189 countries on the Human Development Index and number 128 in terms of GDP with an annual GDP of 13.814 million US dollars.
Since 2004, blueEnergy has executed projects to empower healthy families and resilient communities on the southern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, deepening the skills and technical capacities of the community through integrated and sustainable development efforts.
The Noda Model Center at blueEnergy in Bluefields, Nicaragua is a demonstrative community space hosting trainings and hands-on installations where the community can learn about appropriate technologies, good practices for agriculture, permaculture, water and sanitation, renewable energy, and integration of indigenous knowledges to improve their health and resilience in the face of a changing climate.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, GDP per capita is one of the lowest in the world. As of 2013, only 24% of the population has access to the national grid, making renewable energy a key component to any sustainable development effort, particularly in rural areas.
Beginning in 2014, blueEnergy entered into a long-term partnership with Ethiopian NGO Mothers and Children Multisectoral Development Organization (MCMDO). blueEnergy and MCMDO partner to bring sustainable development solutions throughout the country of Ethiopia, enriching projects through incorporating renewable energy technologies such as solar water pumping, electrification of medical centers, and energy-based solutions for women-led cooperatives.
In addition, blueEnergy partners with MCMDO staff to engage in long-term capacity building in the themes of project design, project management, and leadership capacities.
blueEnergy maintains two international offices in the United States and France to support programmatic operations. These offices provide administrative support, fundraising, program design support, strategic collaboration, and capacity building across the organization. Team members are based in the United States, France, and Austria.
blueEnergy is overseen by an international Board of Directors which provides governance and financial oversight. In addition, a Board of Directors in France provides financial oversight in Europe. All operations of the organization are coordinated across each segment and institutional strategy and operations are co-developed between each segment of blueEnergy.