In January 2011, Jeff DeGrave went to Río Negro, Honduras, an off-the-grid coffee-producing region and an area of extreme poverty. There, he was struck by people’s incredible resourcefulness, especially in fashioning hydro-microturbines out of metal scrap to generate electricity. DeGrave, a Geography PhD candidate, began exploring the 'participatory mapping' technique used to distribute the microturbines to Río Negro residents. Now with help from a Consortium Research Award, he is designing a more equitable process. Read more about DeGrave's work.
Monday, July 15, 2013