Carry out a Literature Feasibility Study to support a project proposal on rural electrification
Papua New Guinea
Mission and objectives
Morobe Development Foundation Inc. aims to help young people reach their full potential, utilize these talents in the wider community, and become role models for other young people. MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives. MDF work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting human rights. The organization has 16 employees, of which 7 are female and 9 male. The employees are responsible for the coordination of the various projects but also some for the performance and teaching of the music, drama and dance. MDF members are primarily unemployed youths located in Lae City, Morobe Province. The majority of the members belong to the Kalvary Lutheran Church, which is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG). MDF uses the talents of its members to address the many issues affecting the communities in the Morobe Province, with a particular focus on the settlements in and around Lae City. Through active participation, members of MDF have subsequently become role models within their community; they promote involvement with MDF as an alternative to being involved in criminal activities. MDF has been actively involved in raising awareness, promoting education, conducting workshops and theatre training on a variety of health, gender, and social issues. The workshops and projects have been supported by the Morobe Provincial Aids Council and the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC). With the support of the PNGEC and AusAid, MDF successfully carried out awareness on Good Governance in 2000, 2011, and the Local Level Government Election in 2013. Morobe Development Foundation Inc has recently diversified its Objective to support Community Development Projects
MDF is writing and Expression of interest (EoI) to support a rural electrification program in a remote community in Papua New Guinea. To this end, we will need to conduct a feasibility study that will provide basic baseline data and contents that is vital for the completion of the successful EoI. Online Volunteers will support through literature review. The project is in line with MDF's vision to support community development initiatives in Papua New Guinea rural communities and assist to meet the UN and Government Development Goals.
The task involves carrying out a literature review of journals and articles to write a short feasibility study report which will be accompanied by field surveys to get WaSH data and other socio-economic and environmental data to support the writing of an EoI for a rural solar electrification program in Papua New Guinea. The Online Volunteer will receive additional information provided by the contact person for MDF and is asked to use them to built up the feasibility study report.