Kenya’s solar car park

Garden City in the Kenyan capital Nairobi is one of the largest green building projects on the African continent. The site includes a car park that doubles as a giant solar panel. It also champions a pioneering waste disposal system.

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Uganda: Solar energy lights up Kasese

The Kasese district wants to protect the Rwenzori Mountain glaciers and help counter climate change. That’s why they’re promoting renewable energy.

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Ethiopia: Harnessing Biogas energy to power rural areas

Finding alternative – and affordable – energy solutions to electricity in rural areas to drive development is a headache for many African governments. However, countries like Ethiopia are harnessing the use of biogas.

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Renewable Energy for Refugees

Working in partnership with UNHCR and supported by the IKEA Foundation, the Renewable Energy for Refugees project will help refugees and their host communities access finance, training, technology and expertise to facilitate renewable energy powering homes, schools, health clinics and businesses, enabling refugees to flourish and move from reliance on aid to economic independence.
Practical Action 

Reducing pollution with solar taxis

In Ivory Coast around 80 percent of vehicles are used imports, and many of them puff clouds of smoke as they go down the road. But Marc Togbe is working on three-wheeled solar-powered taxis that are clean and comfortable.
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Smart traffic in Kenya

Kenya’s capital Nairobi has a traffic and air pollution problem. But Ma3Route, a Kenyan mobile, web and SMS platform, wants to change that with a smart crowd-sourced solution.
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In Rwanda, refugee finds success with clean energy business

Annick Iriwacu fled Burundi in 2015 as a refugee but has found a new home in Rwanda’s capital, where she sells clean energy gas cyclinders. Serena Chaudhry reports.
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