Refugee communities in Uganda need energy to power their homes, schools and health clinics. Families need it for earning an income, for cooking and studying. Yet, in most refugee camps, electricity is scarce and expensive. The average displaced household will spend at least $200 per year on fuel.

Lack of access to energy stops refugees from being able to rebuild their lives and keeps them reliant on aid. That’s where our sustainable energy projects come in.

Building capacity of local communities using inclusive/participatory design approaches to develop solutions to end energy poverty and environmental degradation“

We work with communities and organizations to identify problems and design pilot solutions for sustainable energy access and environmental protection.

We believe that:

  • Communities are well positioned to define the energy and environmental challenges in they are facing.
  • Solutions designed with the people have high success rate.
  • Communities are already responding to challenges with some solutions, what they need is a clear roadmap to unlock their potential to design sustainable solutions.

Our task

To build communities that participate in designing solutions to energy and environmental challenges.

Our focus

Building and strengthening communities’ design capabilities to build sustainable energy and environmental protection solutions with major emphasis of DIY approach.