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Self-help group of refugees from Kakuma recognised by the tony elumelu foundation entrepreneurship programme

Among the 3,050 entrepreneurs recently selected for the latest cycle of the Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship programme is Peter Diing Manyang, the Executive Director of a small self-help group of some twenty two refugees from Kakuma refugee camp, which has been lending small amounts of money to start-ups and small business in the camp. The self-help […]

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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, […]