Huge apologies to everyone for our silence, for such a long time. We wrestled with options for getting the next stages of the FfW plan moving again, for a number of years, but failed to secure the funding necessary.
In the meantime, so much great work has continued in amongst those associated with the network. We are so sorry that we haven’t been there to support and help.
However, Ruth has requested that the blog activity be restarted, so that she can communicate activity and build momentum again, which is brilliant!
She’ll be taking over posting soon. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Best wishes to you all – FfW.
A One A We self-help group and Grogon Korogocho development group are planting trees today in Korogocho Slum (Karungu), for World Fuel from Waste Day.
ALL ARE WELCOME
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Ruth Githaiga of the Alfastar Development Association, will be running a briquette training and community building day tomorrow (May 28th) in Kangemi.
Along with representatives of the women’s groups trained in Westlands, Dagoretti and Kasarani during the lead-up to World Fuel from Waste Day. They will be doing demonstrations and training for the community. They will also be introducing a representative of a group from Western Kenya as a new facilitator and to show case their briquetting machine, which is another positive addition to the community briquetting technology landscape.
Representatives from the business community, the Hindi, Christian and Korean communities and the Nairobi International School, which promotes activities that build the capacities of vulnerable girls and women, will be joining the event.
Films, photographs and reports from the day will follow.
The Fuel from Waste Network will be running a series of events across Nairobi up to the 28th May.
The Alfastar Development Association and Terra Nuova East Africa will be leading the events, supported by Valdese 8×1000, Casa no profit Barbusè and Middlesex University London.
More details to follow.
The continues to be lots of activity from the groups working with FfW. Sharing knowledge, expertise and empowerment.
We’ll be reporting on those this week. We’ll also change the structure of the site layout, to make it easier to find FfW people you’d like to work, with, get training from, help, or purchase product or equipment from.
Check in to see the news and the updates.
We’ll be updating information, and re-organising the blog very soon.
More to follow… 🙂
The Fuel from Waste Network has been busy. So busy, in fact, that we’ve not had a chance to update the blog for a while!
We’ll be remedying that asap. We have news of initiatives, actions, articles published, research, TV broadcasts and further development and refinement of future plans.
First up: Fuel from Waste is due to be featured on GBS TV Kenya’s “Waste Energy” feature on Saturday at 7.30. Have a look at the current feature and follow the link to catch that broadcast – http://gbskenya.com/waste-energy/
Drop in to our Youtube Channel for films showing the background and work of the Fuel from Waste Network: http://www.youtube.com/user/Fuelfromwaste
More, coming soon.
Some pictures of the events in Kenya and UK. More to come.
We’ve got reports of hugely successful events from Kenya and Sudan coming in and the Systems Jam at in London produced some excellent results.
We’ll post up pictures and more detailed reports, as soon as possible.
Great work, everybody. 🙂
We’ve put together the footage of FfW 2011 into three playlists on youtube.com to help support World Fuel from Waste Day 2012.
1. The Participatory Design sessions
2. The Exhibition of equipment, machinery and demonstrations of techniques
3. The Voxpops of participants and visitors
Have a look.
Hopefully they will be helpful and understanding the area, the approach and the people involved, and will encourage others to link up with the movement.