Econef has been participating in a two-day workshop in Arusha focusing on green technology. We were invited by Chamber Trade Sweden to take part in the workshop with their partners from the ”African Women in Agribusiness Network” and the ”East African Women in Business Platform”.
The program focused on the opportunities and solutions available in green technology and we got support to develop an action plan on how to begin implementing the solutions for our new children’s center. We have met wonderful people and experts on biogas, solar energy and organic faming who we will consult for our future projects.
Day 1 we were participating in discussions and presentations by Jonas Röttorp from the Stockholm Environmental Institute (IVL) on how waste management can be turned into value by implementing biogas plants. Antony Maina Mwangi from Tellux EA was informing about the best available technology and applicability of solar power, and Edith Banzi from SNV (www.snvworld.org/en) was presenting local examples of biogas plants in Tanzania.
Day 2 we did study visits to local small scale farms that have been implementing domestic biogas plants and are using organic farming techniques, and the Tengeru Agriculture Institute.
We want to thank Chamber Trade Sweden for inviting us to take part in this important training program and we will take the knowledge gained with us in our future projects. To Econef the implementation of green technologies means reducing costs and increasing Econef’s independence of private donations.