Can briquettes solve the problem of natural resource depletion?

A refugee woman spreads her self-made briquettes outside, in the open for drying. Picture by Adidi Rashul | 04 Aug 2020

Over 30 refugees as well as few members of host community of Koboko district completed their training in making briquettes that are believed will replace traditional firewood commonly used to make hot meals, in efforts geared towards conserving environment. Participants will become agents of environmental protection, too, according to trainers. Thus, solving environmental problem of natural resource depletion. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with their local partner, Community Empowerment and Rehabilitation Initiative for Development (CERID), add that the skills training will also benefit participants in terms of earning income from the sale of their locally made products. Materials such as peels of crops that are used in making briquettes are cheap and locally sourced. Adidi Rashul, Apayi and Teddy compiled this story.