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    Fatoumata Sanfo lives in Burkina Faso, in the heart of the Sahel region. For her, “socio-economic transformation” simply means access to clean, safe and affordable energy to cook meals for her family. Her story is representative of the worrying global situation of populations in developing countries still dependent on firewood and charcoal as a source […]

    November 11, 2019
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    Gold Standard for the Global Goals – previously called Gold Standard – has approved the African Biogas Carbon Program for its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Biodigesters contribute directly to at least eight SDGs.  The African Biogas Carbon Program, the umbrella for Hivos biogas programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that promotes domestic […]

    October 28, 2019
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    The benefits of improved cooking solutions, such as biogas, exceed earlier presumptions, new study commissioned by Gold Standard found.  The study conducted by Vivid Economics calculates economic values of social and development benefits from Gold Standard certified cooking projects, among which the Hivos’ biogas programmes. The study finds that for every carbon credit issued from […]

    June 19, 2019
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      Creation of biodigester markets in Africa is feasible, according to a new analysis from the Stockholm Environment Institute in collaboration with Hivos. With support from the US National Institutes of Health and the Clean Cooking Implementation Science Network; the biogas programmes of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were evaluated using the RE-AIM framework, an approach that assesses […]

    August 14, 2018
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    From 24-26 October the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves organizes its biennial Clean Cooking Forum in New Delhi, India.  This year’s theme is “Driving Demand, Delivering Impact”. Hivos will participate in the event and share its experiences from the Hivos supported Cambodia Biogas programme on Wednesday October 25th, 2.30 pm. Clean Cooking Forum The Clean […]

    October 24, 2017
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    On April 20, the Uganda Biogas Programme (UBP) received an official registration under Gold Standard. The registration is an important milestone for the programme that, since its founding in 2014, has constructed more than 6,000 household biodigesters in the country. Each biodigester reduces emissions of CO2. Through a rigorous certification processes to verify emission reductions […]

    May 3, 2017
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    By the end of July 2016, the National Biodigester Programme (NBP) in Cambodia had built 25,115 biodigesters with 130,500 direct beneficiaries in its 14 target provinces. To celebrate the successful programme’s accomplishment, the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) hosted a 25,000 Biodigesters Celebration presided over by H.E Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, […]

    September 1, 2016
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    Household air pollution caused by using firewood and charcoal for cooking is a silent but pervasive killer. Inhaling harmful particles causes premature deaths and serious illnesses, such as lung cancer and child pneumonia. The WHO estimates that this results in 4.3 million premature deaths annually, mainly in low and middle-income countries. Now, thanks to a […]

    July 29, 2016
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    On March 8 (International Women’s Day), Hivos visited the Growing Women in Coffee project in Kericho, Kenya. At their nearby coffee plantations, the women coffee growers explained how much they benefit from the biogas plants installed by the Kenyan department of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP). ABPP is a joint venture between the Dutch […]

    March 15, 2016
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    The carbon advisor of Climate Neutral Group, Leonie Haakshorst, visited the Tanzania Domestic Biogas Programme in December. During her visit she gained insight into how small farmers use biogas and how it improves their everyday life. On her trip, she discovered some very surprising benefits of the project: “I’ve been back almost three weeks since my […]

    February 11, 2016