Kopernik name is a reference to the mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus had changed how the society view the world. In its philosophy, Kopernik wants to challenge the status quo. They believe that innovation is the key to addressing key environmental issues. And they not just believe it, they do it.
That is why they are leading small scale and rapid experimentations with remote communities. They evaluate the needs, source the solutions, drive the experimentations and mesure the benefits. If it is a success, they can implement the solution on a larger scale. If not, Kopernik team never give up! They provide recommandations and find new ways to fit the needs.
For Kopernik, collaboration is a powerful value. Every organisation has its strengths and weaknesses but they are not all aware of them. The way Kopernik is collaborating with its partners is simple and efficient thanks to feedbacks and reports during experimentations. They are always open for new partnerships. If you have a technology and you want to know the impact it could have in Indonesia, it is time to contact them!
One more thing, if you want to support Kopernik, you can also contribute to the projects. You have probably heard about the powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the island of Lombok on the evening of August 5. Kopernik is distributing basic needs kits to two villages in East Lombok: Sembalun Lawang and Sembalun Bumbung.