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George Christian Jeyaraj
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Kibera Eco Center
Kennedy Owino writing in MyFoodStory www.myfoodstory.org talks about the human waste problem in Kenya. Using human waste streams to grow food and possibly other things as well such as produce fertilizer and energy through the production of biogas
This proposed project could build on the kind of Integrated Farming ideas discussed at the Integrated Farming & Waste Management blog (http://green.onevillage.tv) and the work being done by a growing group of Africans using biogas and on a more comprehensive level integrated farming to promote sustainable development at the grassroots.
This space is designed for sharing our mutual ideas and vision for developing a system to collect and use human waste to promote grassroots sustainable economic development in Kibera.
Another goal is to mobilize our networks to support an effort to establish a small facility in Kibera using the money that Jeff Buderer received from Andrius for his work on MyFoodStory http://www.myfoodstory.org as seed money to develop this project.
In particular this project could be built on the concepts we have been talking about integrating sustainable development with ICT4D on a practical level considering how ICT such as the video equipment you now have can be used to promote sustainable agricultural practices in both rural as well as urban regions such as Kibera.
While the initial effort would be most likely modest, the potential of this approach to transforms lives on a massive scale is huge. This could be one of the most compelling technologies/approaches to change the situation in Kibera with regards to turning the problem of human waste into a massive and huge economic opportunity for rapidly developing the area into a model of sustainable economic development for urban slums.
Once a office and training center was established in Kibera working with local groups like for example the Kibera Community Youth Programme, we could envision bringing in some people from the OVF network from Nigeria who know how to set up a small prototype digester. We could envision this as a first step to promote integrated farming approaches (such as highlighted in the Integrated Farming blog) in Kibera and also amongst the extended network in East Africa which has developed from Holistic Helping.
This wiki space is a resource to consider the various possibilities of linking together the various efforts in our network and support those efforts in a holistic way (in the true spirit of this discussion group).