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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Uganda 2017
Combining several green technologies - bio waste gasification, briquettes, stoves – into one approach applicable in many places with very limited resources, even, as in this case, in refugee camps.
The limited access to cooking energy within refugee settlements threatens among others food security, increases the vulnerability and susceptibility of girls and women to risks of gender-based violence (SGBV) while in search for fuel wood in host communities where fuel wood is also already scarce, and was cause of grave environmental degradation experienced in the settlements. Refugee settlements are not only one of the most energy-insecure communities but also outside the normal supply chain of alternative energy fuels and fuel efficient technologies.
Under ADAPT+ at least 80,000 people are not only having access to sustainable supply of clean cooking fuel but it has also addressed other social and environmental issues that include primarily health by controlling indoor pollution, education of girls by keeping them in school rather than spending most of the time looking for firewood, reducing gender-based violence and improving food security by providing more time for food production.
ADAPT+ has embarked on establishing a 20 ton per day facility in West Nile region to serve 10,000 small-holder farmer households who are facing grave fuel wood shortage because the curing process of tobacco has led to near depletion of all forest resources. The production line is based on a completely recycled model that uses bio-waste that generates power and at the same time generates raw materials that come as a by-product of power generation by the gasification plant.