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Second phase of the sustainability project for impoverished communities -2014

2014

The Mario Molina Center with continued support from CONACYT, joined the Telmex Foundation and Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development’s (GNESD) initiative to undertake the Impoverished Communities project. The project consists of two phases. In the fi rst phase, (which ended in July 2013) we conducted research on available technologies to provide electricity and water services to marginalized communities in Mexico.

Five rural communities in impoverished situations were selected, and in which an environmental and social energy assessment was carried out, and then general proposals for the communities’ benefi t were established. In the project’s second phase, speci fic proposals were developed that will promote sustainable productive development of the selected communities in the fi rst phase and determine the acceptance or rejection of these proposals by the community. In this document, we present the fi rst and second phases of the project. Rural development projects are broad and have medium term instrumentation processes; the Impoverished Communities project is no exception, so in the third stage of the project, environmental and social energy diagnostics will be made on 5 communities in the states of Campeche and Puebla, in order to have ten communities with cultural diversity among them. During the third phase we will follow up the proposals made in the fi rst and second phases.

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MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Prolongacion Paseo de los Laureles No. 458, Despacho 406
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa, C.P. 05120, Mexico, D.F.
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