Appropriate Technology for Community and Environment Inc. APACE was founded in 1975 as a community organization, open to members from all nationalities interested in ecologically sustainable development. It is a fully-accredited Australian developmental non-governmental organization, a charity, and a registered research institution.
APACE looks for financial and other support from individuals to fulfil its mission for assisting the poor in long term, sustainable opportunities for self help.
It currently implements programmes in renewable energy in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Laos. These programmes follow through to enable the energy to translate to real change in line with community goals of opportunities for the younger and the future generations.
It has a parallel programme of food security via sustainable agriculture, again aimed at community level by enhancing and encouraging improved application of traditional skills.
APACE is beginning a modest programme of training in the war-torn area of Bougainville, now struggling to rehabilitate, and has many requests from East Timor for help in agricultural rehabilitation and electricity systems that could help to provide a basis for restoring employment, educational and basic medical facilities.