Navajo and Aymara: Shared Culture Strengthens Renewable Energy Ties

From 18 to 25 July, the U.S. Embassy sponsored the visit of a delegation of faculty from the University of Colorado School of Mines, who visited several indigenous communities and gave lectures on the use of alternative energies to development rural areas. Doctors Masami Nakagawa and Whitney Trainor-Guitton, and Sam Woods, director of the Navajo Transition Energy Company, shared mutual experiences and friendship with faculty and students of Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), Universidad Pública de El Alto (UPEA), and the Universidad de Carmen Pampa, as well as with members of Puchucollo and Tocaña communities, in the department of La Paz. Dr. Nakagawa, one of the ten most important specialists on geothermal energy worldwide, led the delegation.