Growing population and urbanization impact on municipal sanitation, water safety, energy access, food security and livelihoods. Given the inadequacy of public financing, for bridging service delivery loops, it was premised that; 1) private resources could replace government resources; 2) private sector could be incentivised participate in service delivery via demonstration of business models. The project focused on recycling municipal bio-waste into briquettes, biocides and fertilizers; via developing capacity of youths in technical, entrepreneurial and managerial operations of bio-waste recycling. This was enabled through; a) training; b) linking education institutions with communities, public and private sector agencies; Factory-scale bio-waste recycling saves trees, reduces respiratory complications and provides organic soil nutrients. This circular economy promotes cost savings, cost recovery and resource recovery across the food, energy, water and eco-system nexus.
1) consolidates our position as a key player in sustainable development solutions initiatives;
2) strengthens networks that our university have created with local (Ugandan) and global partners in the field of Renewable Energy Research and development and;
3) has boosted confidence among our students and staff.”
Deputy Vice Chancellor