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The Charcoal Project: Fighting Climate Change with Sustainable Biomass Fuel Options in East Africa
Access to energy for clean cooking is a daily challenge for 2.7 billion people around the world. Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG7). Despite recent advances in promoting alternative fuel sources, wood and wood charcoal remains the mostly available household energy source for over 80% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sylvia Herzog, Director of The Charcoal Project, will discuss how this dependence affects the environment, and the importance of addressing this issue for climate change and women’s health, as well as the solutions that TCP works on to address this issue. Betty Zizinga Kaddu is an entrepreneur based in Kampala, Uganda, who has worked with TCP for several years to improve her business, Best of Waste Limited. Betty will discuss her business and how the company works to provide clean fuel solutions, empower women, and have a positive impact on climate change. Sylvia Herzog, Director, The Charcoal Project The Charcoal Project (TCP) is a US-based non-profit focused on finding solutions to unsustainable production and consumption of wood fuels around the world. Sylvia Herzog has been with TCP since 2010, and is responsible for running day to day operations, including working with entrepreneurs in East Africa and managing TCP’s research projects. Prior to coming to TCP, Sylvia worked in banking and private equity. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BA in Economics, an MBA and a Master of Public Policy and currently resides in New York. Betty Zizinga Kaddu, Founder and Managing Director, Best of Waste Limited (BOW), Uganda BOW was incorporated in 2015 to manufacture sustainable charcoal briquettes as a clean cooking fuel for households. Betty Zizinga Kaddu founded the company to provide access to clean cooking fuel for households in Kampala, Uganda, that rely on wood fuels for their daily energy needs. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation and Revenue Administration, and a Bachelors of Statistics degree.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 04/06/2022
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30AM
Location : Online
Instructor : Herzog, Sylvia
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED