Provision of affordable clean energy
About the Implementing organization
Name: Laikipia Central Community Development Organisation (LAICCODO)
Year of establishment: 2002
Type of organization: Legally recognized non-profit status
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.
Type of Action
Protection / Restoration / Sustainable use / Pollution prevention, clean up / Awareness and education
Sustainable Development Element
Food security / Renewable energy / Climate action
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.
The action is scalable to a national scale as the technology is simple and can be customized to the affordability of the individual households.
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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