Submitted by: Engineers Without Borders - USA Johnson Space Center Chapter
Implemented country: Rwanda
Title: Carbon credit enabled sustainable development
The carbon markets have not yet been well utilized for humanitarian technologies in least developed countries. The United Nations Clean Development Mechanism is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, yet less than 2% of that benefits African nations. Manna Energy Limited is reversing this trend. We are the first organization in the world to submit a United Nations carbon credit program for water treatment. Since 2007, families in rural Rwanda have had access to clean water from Manna. This experience has made Manna an effective consulting partner to other large water companies deploying solutions to millions of residents in Africa.