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Sierra Leone, is a country that emerged from a decade of civil war which ended in 2002, but left in its wake social unrest and a destroyed social and physical infrastructure. After making strides to rebuild its fragile economy, it was devastated again by Ebola until it was finally declared Ebola free in March 2016 . Recently a food scandal broke out in the capital of Freetown, that was both heartbreaking and scandalous. Contaminated chicken was imported into Sierre Leone by a trader. The countries health services rendered the chicken unfit for human consumption and under the orders of government, the carcasses where buried on a landfill site. Thousands of people stormed the dump site and poor people dug the chicken up that had been buried in human, garbage and industrial waste. Together...
The Waste Transformers create decentralized, nutrient and energy hubs by converting residual waste streams into energy, whilst recovering (on-site) the natural resources and water in the waste. We empower local communities to leverage their waste to power positive change. Using smart business models, we do this in a way that is financially attractive today. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionizing the way we deal with waste. http://www.thewastetransformers.com
Our DFID funded Waste to Wealth project in Makeni, Sierra Leone has recently come to an end, resulting in the establishment of 6 micro-enterprises all working with waste. Film-maker Mike Duff visited Makeni back in March to see what we had been up to. Living Earth Foundation have committed to continue providing support to these 'Waste to Wealth' enterprises for the next 6 months, and have already recruited a Project Officer and a Business Development Mentor to work with them to help them develop sound business and marketing plans. We hope that in this period they will be able to create a market for these new products, and contribute to Makeni City Council's waste management strategy in the process! To keep up to date with our work in Sierra Leone, check out our website and twitter feed...
To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future. Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: ...
EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. (BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), an energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Alfa Eco Corporation. New York-based Alfa Eco is a leading private business group that consists of direct investment funds owning and managing assets in a range of industries, including energy in the United States and abroad. Alfa Eco has strategic partnerships in Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Ukraine and other countries. Per the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement, Bluesphere and Alfa Eco will form a joint venture corporation jointly owned by the companies on a 50%/50% ...
A new company in Kenya is turning all kinds of waste into all kinds of energy, saving both money and the environment. The new system is changing minds about what is "good" fuel, while the local economy is getting a boost from the alternate energies. Afrisol Energy Limited is one of the 270 green enterprises supported by the World Bank's Climate Technology Program, an initiative powered by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Aid), Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA), Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information visit www.infoDev.org/Climate
In Liberia, new infections of the Ebola virus have dropped to one-tenth from levels seen when the virus was at its peak. The country recently reopened its border with Sierra Leone and lifted its nationwide curfews after several months of closure. But the country still has the problem of what to do with huge quantities of potentially infectious human waste. health insurance uk.
This webinar highlights the impacts, current opportunities, and remaining challenges in scaling distributed energy solutions in West Africa. Panelists explore the role of distributed energy solutions in promoting the economic recovery of Sierra Leone in addition to the social benefits brought by access to modern energy services. They highlight the implementation of the UK Department for International Development’s Energy Africa Compact.
Information about how to contribute: Find us at Facebook (search for "end the fires in freetown") Help engineers without boarders to set up a pilot plant for composting of organic waste in Kingtom landfill and contribute to an improvement of the severe waste problem in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Editing: David Andersson Photo: Emil Leonardi Voice: Josh Lenn
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The Green Actors of West Africa present SOTE: The State of the Environment. A video series on the major environmental topics in the West African region. This 10 min. episode is on waste management. It is showing the threats to people and environment. But it also shows solutions and positive examples of NGO initiatives in Benin, Ghana and Sierra Leone.
Waste is a common problem plaguing many urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Rapid urbanisation of the region has lead to strains on the employment demands and infrastructure resulting in many slums facing multiple social, environmental, and economic issues. Uncollected waste litters the environment and job opportunities are seriously lacking. Waste to Wealth tackles both these issues as an innovative project that literally does turn waste into wealth. Produced by our in-country project partner, Living Earth Uganda, see how five enterprises have benefited from this project and done just that - turned waste into wealth. In this video Charles Kyamanywa of Kyabando Energy and Environmental Projects explains why he is making energy saving stoves in Kampala. For more information, visit; http://wa...
7 YEARS AFTER ERNEST KOROMA CAME TO POWER, ARE YOU BETTER OFF?? Under Ernest Koroma’s APC Blood Red Sky How are you feeling? How is it for you? They promised Agenda For Prosperity (where is it?) They promised Attitudinal Change ( I am still looking for it). Ernest Koroma says Sierra Leone is the fastest growing economy........... Really? ( I can't laugh. I am still burying my Ebola dead). It is time to end the denial and open our eyes; Sierra Leone isn’t working! You can whip up patriotic fervour until your head starts hurting, but calls for unity and “all hands on deck” cannot obscure the cold hard reality: WE ARE NOT GETTING VALUE FOR MONEY OUT OF OUR CURRENT GOVERNMENT!!!!! After 7 years of incompetence, waste and the development of a political ...
(I was spendin' too much time alExplainone)
Spendin' too much time alone...
(And I just ran outta Trojans)
Horses gallop to her throne
(We were behaving like teenagers)
We're behaving like teenagers
(Makin' less than minimum wage)
Still inside our parents' homes
(No I don't live in Denver)
No I don't live in Denver
(I grew up in Sierra Leone)
And her pink skies will keep me warm
Tid bits of intuition that I be gettin' abandon admission (Sierra Leone)
Abandon mission, you must be kiddin', this shit feelin' different
Shit feelin' too good to me
Glistening, shimmerin' underneath the sunlight, the sunlight (Sierra Leone)
And a new day will bring about the dawn
And a new day will bring another cryin' babe into the world (girl now)
Our daughter's reachin' for the nipple cause it's time for her to eat
Tonight I'll lay her in the cradle if it's time for go to sleep
I sing a Lennon lullaby, she can have a pretty dream
Baby girl if you knew what I know, knew what I know
Na, na na, na na, na...