A Living Lab
for the next generation
of green communities

From frontline to
frontier community

Molepolole is a great community. But like many communities in Botswana, and across the Global South, it finds itself on the frontline of the climate crisis. Water scarcity, energy dependence, resource exploitation, pollution, and environmental destruction are challenges faced by communities throughout the developing world. But Molepolole hopes to turn its position from frontline community in the climate crisis into frontier community in the green transition.

Molepolole Living Lab will be made up of a community-owned sewage treatment plant, biogas- and organic fertilizer production, solar and wind energy, and a regenerative farming program. Alongside this green infrastructure package, the community will embark on a learning journey with its newly established academy, Kwena Heights.

Kwena Heights is an SDGs school, teaching the curriculum of Molepolole Living Lab. This will help make a new generation of experts in green technologies and community-based development. And it will put the town of Molepolole on the map as a beacon for others to learn from.

In the first stage of funding, Kwena Heights hope to raise enough money to ensure the community’s ownership of the project. This will allow the school together with the town’s residents to qualify for credit to realize the full roll-out of all utilities.

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Vétown | Concept presentation

Vétown | Concept presentation

Vétown - Prospect

Vétown – Prospect

Vétown | Kwena Heights Vétown project

Vétown | Kwena Heights Vétown project