Three-way partnership for renewable energy hubs in Mindanao
Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF), through the Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute, SELCO Foundation and the Peace and Equity Foundation inked a memorandum of Understanding on 01 October 2020 to work together in creating a coordination hub in Mindanao that will help push for the shift towards renewable energy in the region.
According to PEF Executive Director Roberto Calingo, the Mindanao Renewable Energy Advocacy and Coordination Hub (Mindanao REACH) project is a product of almost a decade of partnership among the three organizations when they started the promotion of the use of renewable energy in the country.
“We want to affirm our institutional commitment to share knowledge, technology and innovation in advancing the work of ensuring that renewable energy players on the ground have the means and concrete options to improve themselves by creating an ecosystem and customized solutions for poverty alleviation,” he said.
The project is expected to open opportunities to support livelihood development, education, and health programs.
SELCO Foundation was represented by its CEO, Dr. Harish Hande, also a Ramon Magsaysay Awardee; Emily Abrera, president of RMAF; and Roberto Calingo, Executive Director of PEF.