KNOW Kampala Project supports Community Briquette Groups

Frank Mugagga

After two year-long successive capacity building activities, trainings and interventions and knowledge sharing through peer to peer learning and exchanges in the whole energy briquettes value chain, including product development, production, business plan development, branding, marketing and promotion, the KNOW Kampala city partner’s project on the 22nd January 2021, held a seeding event where seven (7) groups involved in briquette making were handed a seed grant in form of briquette making machines comprising of a Multi Piston Press, Manual Crusher, Manual Mixer, and a Carbonizer -a set of all the four machines, to each of the seven groups. The groups that received the seed grant include: Daala Ku Daala Prosper Saving Group, Exodus Briquettes Producers’ Group Masanafu, Kamu Kamu Development Association, Kasubi Zone III Briquette Group, Kyosimba Onanya, Masanafu Women Development Association (MWODEA), and Namungoona Women’s Initiative. Also in attendance were representatives from Makerere University, department of Geography, Geo-informatics and climatic sciences, Kasubi Parish Local Community Development Initiative (KALOCODE), and Lubaga Charcoal Briquette Cooperative Society Limited (LUCHACOS), ACTogether Uganda, Slum Dwellers’ International (SDI)/National Slum Dwellers’ Federation Uganda (NSDFU), Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, GreenBioEnergy Limited, and Local council leaders. Download full report

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