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Update on energy project in Uganda

An increasing population coupled with fuel wood scarcity and over dependency on it for energy supply led to an energy crisis at the Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda in 2013. This was as a result of gradual depletion of vegetation cover. Beyond the environmental challenges, social issues such as women being exposed to abuse and […]

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Promoting energy solutions that are more sustainable

A growing demand for energy and prospects of exhaustion of conventional energy sources has led to an increasing interest in alternative renewable energy in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Despite the availability of alternative fuel sources such as gas, biogas and solar, firewood, charcoal and agricultural waste are the main sources of cooking energy, while candles, […]

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Enhancing Refugee’s Financial Security

A merchant stall in Kakuma refugee camp displays a variety of hair extensions and colorful fabrics. With no client to attend to this morning, 31 year old, Bindu Mulio reviews her transaction records. “I arrived at the Kakuma refugee camp 4 years ago after fleeing my native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. I got […]