The 2009 Energy Globe Awards, which recognizes renewable energy projects worldwide, were held this past spring in Prague. Green Empowerment’s Solar Mobile Clinic project in Burma was selected as the winner in the “Fire” category. The project, implemented by Thai partner Border Green Energy Team (BGET), was also voted overall Grand Prize Winner by the audience at a televised gala during a meeting of the European Union environment ministers in Prague. Green Empowerment was also singled out as one of the top three organizations in the “Water” category for its solar water pumping and community empowerment projects in Nicaragua, specifically in Bramadero.
The award ceremony has been posted online and can be seen in its entirety at the following link: ENERGY GLOBE World Award Gala 2009.
The full video is 52 minutes long. The ‘Water’ category, which recognizes Green Empowerment in Bramadero Nicaragua, can be found at the 17 minute mark; the ‘Fire’ category, which recognizes Green Empowerment’s & BGET’s solar clinic & hospital project in Burma, can be found at the 32 minute mark; and the Grand Award voting and result can be found at the 46 minute mark.