SNV Uganda and BSpace host an eco-solutions excursion

Implementing partners of the Switch Africa Green project, SNV Uganda and BSpace held an excursion to a bio gas installation which was followed by a presentation on ceramic filters and a networking event in the last week of August 2016.

As a result of discussions with several stakeholders in the tourism industry manufacturers and suppliers of sustainable green solutions inclusive, it was discovered that is demand for an eco-innovation platform in Uganda where demands, needs and challenges on green & inclusive business practices can be discussed and solutions sought for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders.

Participants tour the bio gas installation site at Nsambya Babies Home

Participants tour the bio gas installation site at Nsambya Babies Home

The excursion was organized with the aim of bringing identified stakeholders together to address, network and connect over their mutual needs. The excursion which attracted a range of eco-solutions enthusiasts across different sectors comprised of a visit to the bio gas

installation site at Nsambya babies home and followed by a presentation on ceramic filters. Both the bio gas installation and ceramic filters are locally manufactured innovative   technologies that have generated interest from several tourist lodges in the Albertine Nile Region where the Switch Africa Green project is currently being implemented

After the site tour and question and answer session led by Green Heat Ltd’s Managing Director Mr. Vianney Tumwesigye, the group relocated to the nearby Cardinal Nsubuga Leadership Center(Canlet) for a presentation and  question and answer session on ceramic filters led by  Kathy of Sprouts of Water.  A networking session concluded the event.

Networking session after the presentation on ceramic filters by Kathy from Sprouts of Water

Networking session after the presentation on ceramic filters by Kathy from Sprouts of Water

As a result of the excursion, a facebook page has been created. The excursion and facebook page are part of the activities that have been planned under the Switch Africa Green project to disseminate information on eco-solutions especially in the tourism sector.

In attendance was the Switch Africa Green National Coordinator Ms. Teddy Nsubuga and BSpace’s Managing Director Mr. Peter Masaaba, SWITCH Africa grantee representative from Afri banana among others