Sustainable Energy and Accompanying Measures (SEAM)

The Sustainable Energy and Accompanying Measures (SEAM) project, funded by the European Union, EDF11, was awarded to the Federated States of Micronesia to address the energy sector in FSM. MCT’s component of the project is to increase women’s and civil society organizations’ participation in the energy sector, specifically in remote communities of Chuuk. MCT is implementing this specific component with the Chuuk Public Utilities and Corporation, Chuuk Women Council, the Energy Working Group of Chuuk, COM-FSM Career and Technical Education Center, and Chuuk State Government. The project aims to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound energy to communities in Chuuk by:

  • Increasing CSO participation in the energy sector, specifically jointly delivering on state and national energy priorities with the government

  • Increasing remote communities’ access to renewable electricity and providing improved economic and sustainable opportunities

  • Empowering women through training in solar engineering and livelihood skills, leading to increased participation and representation of women in community-based actions and decision-making.

Country: Federated States of Micronesia

Partners: Chuuk Public Utilities Corporation, College of Micronesia-FSM, FSM Dept. of Resource & Development, Chuuk State Government

Project Duration: November 2021 to January 2025

Funding Source: European Development Fund

Grant Amount: €1,000,000