I love challenges that seem impossible. Biogas without Western Aid is exactly this type of challenge, kind of a dream nobody used to believe in. I remember exactly how it hit me when I first encountered the practices of aid organizations in Africa. I knew immediately: this cannot be right. Why does the approach of Western aid feel so wrong to me? Or am I wrong? I need time to think.
So far biogas has been promoted as a technology for rural areas, aid organizations have branded this magical solution as something for the poor. How great that this is changing and how wonderful that people who can, simply afford it and switch to biogas for nobel reasons. We have interviewed one of our well-off biogas users.
Our partner the African Energy Chamber has this great offer for young professionals, like Kimberley Netshivhale, to join the energy sector through an internship. Kimberley shares her first-week experience at (B)energy with you below, maybe one that can motivate more young women to join the energy sector. This should be your topic, ladies!