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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...
Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone for Addax Bioenergy EPCM supply of a complete cane processing line for the production of ethanol with cogeneration General contractor: De Smet Engineers & Contractors www.dsengineers.com Plant capacity: 80,000 m³ per year of Fuel Grade Ethanol Customer: Addax Bioenergy - www.addaxbioenergy.com
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
From cookies and ice cream to soap and shampoo: every second product in supermarkets contains palm oil. New oil plantations grab land and destroy the environment in e.g. Sierra Leone. But there is a fair and environmentally friendly alternative way.
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: ...
http://www.worldbank.org - For Judith in Tanzania, a load of manure is a wonderful thing. She got a loan to buy a couple of cows so she could create homemade biogas fuel to save money on expensive and polluting cooking fuels. Watch how her life has been transformed -- and learn why a program that encourages women to invest in sustainable energy is benefiting entire communities. End Poverty? Take it On! To learn more go to http://www.ESMAP.org. The World Bank's Africa Energy team receives support from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) through the Africa Renewable Energy Access Program (AFREA)
Palm oil is one of the world's most widely produced vegetable oils. Its production leaves behind huge amounts of wastewater and plant refuse. That leads to emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane - corresponding to the energy yield of 750 millions liters of diesel fuel. The Federal Agricultural Research Centre in Germany has joined forces with an engineering firm in Bremen and the Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute to develop what is called "zero-waste" technology. They turn part of the plant waste into compost. The rest is used for environmentally benign energy production. Of some 500 palm oil mills in Malaysia and Indonesia, nine have been equipped with the new technology. More facilities are under construction or in the planning stages. Report by: Hagen Tober
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
Many people in Sierra Leone use a wood-stove to prepare their meals. Mister Njai traveled to Kenya 19 years ago where he saw ways to cook more economical. When he returned home he came up with a stove that needs less wood: the 'Wonder Stove'. According to Njai his stove has many advantages such as the reduction of deforestation, faster cooking and less smoke production. Although many companies has copied his idea, the stove is a big success. News about Africa is very often filled with stereotyped images of famine, war and disease. But there is also another side to the continent. Fast-growing economies and investment opportunities. The Dutch production company Interactive Africa focuses its lens precisely on the innovative side of Africa with its online video reports Spark Africa. Also v...
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.
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.
MERU Industries has a comprehensive range of Sugar, Distillery & Cogeneration projects and services which are tailor made to suit individual customers offering best possible techno-commercial solutions to turn-key projects. Industrial scenario across the globe has seen a shift in focus on energy production from fossil fuel to green energy and sugar cane has emerged as a sustainable source of such clean energy through Power Co-generation and Ethanol / Bio Fuel Projects attached to sugar plants.
A fashion designer from Sierra Leone has beaten all odds with her designs. In an effort to escape the West African country's civil war, the young designer became a refugee in London. Now, she's set to showcase her designs during the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange - which includes designers and artists from all 53 Commonwealth countries. CGTN's Alexandria Majala has more Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Interested in health and international development in Sierra Leone? Health Poverty Action's Regina Bash-Taqi, Country Director in Sierra Leone explains Health Poverty Action's work there. Find out more at www.healthpovertyaction.org/where-we-work/africa/
Greenfield Specialty Alcohols is more than just an ethanol plant it's a hub at the centre of a wheel that's linked to half a dozen other businesses. Learn how this plant is a model of industrial symbiosis and what it means for the greenhouse next door. Learn more at http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/71-industrial-symbiosis-turning-waste-valuable-resource
Millions of Sierra Leoneans are waiting for the final results of the just concluded presidential elections. 75 percent of the votes in show opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio in the lead with 45 percent followed by Samura Kamara from the ruling APC, with 43 percent. The final announcement has been delayed because the electoral commission ordered a recount in about 83 stations, citing major irregularities. In the streets anxiety is high as the two top parties are neck and neck with a vote margin of about 15 thousand. Local officials are however calling for patience. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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...
One of the biggest challenges that farmers in Africa face is finding somewhere to sell their products -- somewhere reliable where they'll get a fair price. In Sierra Leone, the problem is particularly acute. High transport costs and poor infrastructure mean farmers have to sell their goods locally -- and there's no guarantee that they'll find buyers at local markets. The root vegetable cassava is a staple for many families in West Africa and is grown throughout the region. A new UNIDO project is aiming to give farmers a guaranteed place to sell their cassava produce. But it doesn't stop there. It's also looking for ways to add value to the product locally so that it can attract a higher price elsewhere -- and create more wealth for the communities that grow it.
(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...