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Geoffrey Kamadi

Kenyan county tackles water woes with locally led climate fund

Sep 10 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Exposed to both drought and flash floods, Makueni was one of the first counties in Kenya to set up its own fund to help small-scale farmers cope with worsening climate change impacts, and dedicate local resources to tackling the problem.

Renewable power surge in Africa faces a shortout: not enough workers

Jan 30 2019

KIGALI/NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people still lack access to electricity, off-grid renewable power is seen as one of the fastest ways to get energy where it’s needed, particularly to remote and rural areas where many Africans live.

Kenya's nomads swap guns for tourist dollars to end turf wars

Jun 29 2017

ISIOLO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It looked like a hostage swap only the currency was livestock and the mission was to end decades of deadly clashes.

Africa's first grid-connected biogas plant powers up

Jan 10 2017

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A commercial farm in Kenya has become Africa’s first electricity producer powered by biogas to sell surplus electricity to the national grid, cutting the carbon emissions associated with oil-powered generation.

Africa's first grid-connected biogas plant powers up

Jan 10 2017

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Jan 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A commercial farm in Kenya has become Africa's first electricity producer powered by biogas to sell surplus electricity to the national grid, cutting the carbon emissions associated with oil-powered generation.

In Kenya, portable toilets find a new role: protecting trees

Apr 29 2016

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative to improve hygiene for people in communities without indoor sanitation and at the same time reduce the felling of trees for charcoal.

In Kenya, portable toilets find a new role: protecting trees

Apr 29 2016

NAIVASHA, Kenya, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative to improve hygiene for people in communities without indoor sanitation and at the same time reduce the felling of trees for charcoal.

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