Galápagos Project Documents
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MicroSolar is a cost-effective, financially sustainable systems-integrated ICTs and energy technologies model to provide technology-aided educational systems delivery to deep rural communities of developing countries. It employs a unique pedagogical approach - Productivity-centered, Service learning - that engages multiple stakeholders in the learning process with the goal to improve the economic welfare of a community.
Can a developing nation afford a model of education that separates the creation of new knowledge from the economy? Or from the vision of a sustainable economy?
- Productivity-centered, service-learning is a technology-based, socio-economic development intervention strategy.
- ICTs are leveraged to transcend the physical limits of the traditional classroom and expand the notion of community participation on a global basis."
A Microsolar Distance Learning Program in Collaboration with Colegio Tecnico Ignacio Hernandez, Program Summary. "Action, Communications, Technology, and Science (ACTS Service-Learning Program) is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to meet the education requirements for students at Colegio Tecnico Ignacio Hernandez ..."
Programa Micro-Solar de Educación a Distancia en Colaboración con Colegio Tecnico Ignacio Hernandez, Resumen Ejecutivo. "Acción, Comunicación, Tecnología y Ciencia (Programa ACTS de educación y servicio social) es un curso interdisciplinario diseñado para cumplir con las regulaciones de educación para los estudiantes del Colegio Técnico Ignacio Hernández ..."
Morehouse College in collaboration with Ohio University proposes the formation of the Center of Excellence in Telecommunications and Space to address the need for a skilled workforce in the telecommunications and space communications industries. The Center will be based on the undergraduate telecommunications program at Morehouse College ... as well as the graduate programs in Computer Science and Communications Technology and Policy at Ohio University. We intend to not only improve the supply of professionals in the area of telecommunication and space communication, but we will also insure a strong minority participation in this profession by having the Center headquartered at Morehouse College.
Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) for Human Capacity Development
Through the e7 Network of Expertise, a human capacity building programme has been established to promote long-distance education, tele-medicine, and e-commerce support in deep rural communities of developing countries.... As part of the Micro-Solar Distance Learning Programme, solar panels ... are installed in learning centers in remote villages to power advanced information and telecommunications technologies. E7 works with local partners to train people to use and maintain the technologies. These systems will power lights and computers, a refrigerator for vaccines and a satellite receiver-transmitter to link communities to the Internet....
Por intermedio de la Red de Experiencia de e7, se ha establecido un programa de capacitación de recursos humanos, para promover la educación a distancia, la tele-medicina y el apoyo al comercio electrónico en áreas rurales remotas de los países en desarrollo. Estas áreas son aquellas que se encuentran alejadas de la cobertura de las redes de electricidad y telecomunicaciones existentes.
The e7 Fund, in partnership with the Ecuadorian authorities and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with support from the United Nations Foundation, is actively planning the installation of wind turbines on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Archipelago in order to replace a substantial portion of the electricity presently being produced by large diesel-powered generators. The project is part of UNDP’s Renewable Energy Program for the four inhabited islands in the Archipelago. The objectives of the project include:
• Reducing the risks of oil spills associated with transportation and delivery of fuel to San Cristobal ...
This report assesses energy and water conditions and analyzes the use of distributed generation in the Galápagos Islands. As a protected area, the use of fossil fuels is problematic because spills and air pollution could have detrimental effects on the environment and permanently damage the fragile ecosystem. ... The collected information identifies the particularities of each island’s energy and water situation and the potential to make improvements.