Energy: New alternatives

This is a typical rack in refugee settlements across Northern area of Uganda where majority of refugees are settled. 31 Mar 2021

93% of refugee and host community households depend on wood as source of fuel for making a hot meal, according to the Joint Inter Agency Multi-sector Needs Assessment carried out in 2018. Such assessment was carried out in order to bring to the attention of environmentalists about the alarming rate at which woodlands were disappearing. But one group; mostly women from both refugee and host communities known as Dynamic Briquette Making Group in Rhino camp refugee settlement came up with ingenious way of fuel for their own families and the surrounding communities. They devised briquettes, replacing wood, an alternative fuel source that is also environmentally friendly. They claim, at their capacity, they are solving problems of climate change. Atim Pamela reports.