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In Kenya, geothermal energy already accounts for a large portion of its energy prodution. Experts see is a lot more potential for the sector, so construction is underway at new extraction sites. It may be a good alternative to fossil fuels, but geothermal energy is not without its drawbacks.
Known as Nigeria's Solar queen Damilola Asaleye owns a solar tech company, has founded a solar academy and organizes stipends for young women in an effort to create women workforce in the sector.
A Cameroonian project provides solar powered sewing machines to socially disadvantaged women in rural villages. In addition to the machines, the young women receive training.
The crocodile population in northern Ghana’s Paga Pond is threatened. More than 100 crocodiles live here, but the pond is drying up. The community has taken measures to preserve the wetland.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare supports Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park in its efforts to protect the 45,000 elephants living there by training rangers and drilling wells for local communities, thereby avoiding human wildlife conflict.
Congolese agronomists are turning to palm weevil larvae in their search for alternative protein sources for a population facing food insecurity.
A geologist in Senegal has invented a computer program to detect illegal mining. There are hundreds of illegal mines in the country, and many are a threat to the environment.
For the first time, villagers of Nwoya in Northern Uganda are using electricity. Homes and businesses are being powered by renewable energy, generated from farm waste.
Patrick Mujuzi is turning used disposable diapers into something useful. He repurposes their plastic material in eco bricks; the bio-degradable parts are composted into organic manure and used to make seed balls.
Joseph Tsongo, a war survivor, is an environmental activist working in refugee camps in Goma. With the project "adopt a tree, not a weapon" he seeks to convince camp inhabitants to stop felling trees to produce charcoal.