Provision of affordable clean energy

June 19, 2017

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Provision of affordable clean energy

About the Implementing organization

Name: Laikipia Central Community Development Organisation (LAICCODO)

Country: Kenya

Year of establishment: 2002

Type of organization: Legally recognized non-profit status

Description

This has ensured that fewer trees are cut for household energy while at the same time ensuring that women have a clean source of energy to use while preparing households meals. As opposed to open wood fires, the biogas is clean, takes less effort to start and its fast and thus saving valuable time that is employed to undertake other important household income generating activities.

Nature Element

Forests

Type of Action

Protection / Restoration / Sustainable use / Pollution prevention, clean up / Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Food security / Renewable energy / Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

    

Environmental Impacts

Planting trees ensures restoration of the environment which as been destroyed over time by the deforestation activities. The construction of the biogas has further ensured that the existing trees are conserved reducing further destruction. In terms of use of the methane gas as biogas, the initiative has ensured that there is reduced emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere thus contributing towards the further reduction of global warming.

Sustainable Development Impacts

Use of bio-slurry for improvement of agricultural activities as an input is observed to have contributed towards promotion of household food security. This has a positive sustainable development impact.

Scalability

The action is scalable to a national scale as the technology is simple and can be customized to the affordability of the individual households.

Replicability

The biogas technology is a simple technology that can easily be replicated to other parts of the county as long as the target household has a source of dung/animal waste including some plant residues. The initiative has witnessed cases where neighbors have installed own biogas having seen one from one installed through the initiative support.

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