Affordable and Clean Energy in Africa

Your title/position Project Manager
Type of Enterprise registered company
Year the ngo or company was founded 2010
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Explain your project in details:

Biogas and Solar Energy are the most natural affordable and clean energies. The main objectives of this project are based on environmental concervation, reduction of electricity bill, Eliminating dependency on charcoal, increase of hygyien in kitchen and increasing households income. -Environmental conservation: By using biogas for cooking and solar water heaters in heating water which can be used in bathrooms, washing kitchen equipments and cooking, the use of firewood and charchoal can be eraducated thus reducing Green gas emissions considerably. - Reduction of electricity bills: Most of people use electricity when cooking food, when heating water in bathrooms and for ironing cloths. Also public lights consume much more electricity, this project also will be the best answer where public lights will be using solar energy. By using biogas and solar water heaters it will be the best solution to reduce electricity bills. -Elimination of dependency on charcoal: Many people in Africa use charcoal and firewood when cooking which destroy environment and cause respiratory diseases. As mentioned above the use biogas and solar water heater will replace any other means of domestic cooking and water heating. -Increase of hygyien in the kitchen: As mentionedd above, biogas and solar energy are the most affordable and clean energies in Africa. As they are fumeless, they always make the kitchen clean as they are. -Increase in households income: People will save money used to pay electricity bills, money used to buy charcoal and money spent at the hospital in case of respiratory diseases. Not only this saving which will increase households income but also people will get jobs during the execution of this project. The innovation in this project will be mainly on the ironning cloths by using biogas instead of electricity. Many people will benefit from this project where we plan to train much more technicians.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Currently we are at the phase of using biogas for cooking and lighting by using solar energy and research of ironning using biogas is ongoing about to be concluded. The use of solar water heaters in partnership with Energy Development Corporation Limited is nowadays on top in Rwanda. The success will be measured the number of users and the income generated by them due to reduction of expenses

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Sustainability and future plans

This project will be sustainable due to trainings of technicians who will be assisting users in operations and maintenace. Also the materials to be used will be of high quality as we are doing so; when constructing a biogas plant we use stones, sand, cement and bricks of good quality; for solar water heaters we ensure a life span of more than 25 years.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

This is Valens HABINEZA from Rwanda, born in 1985. I started the entrepreneur business in 2010 after doing a training about biogas construction. In 2012 I attended the Entrepreurs week where I got enough knowledge about management of a small company like ours. Our company is called COGECOMO Ltd. In 2012 till 2015 also I was appoined by the Rwanda National Domestic Biogas Programe to become one of their consultants. In 2016 till now I'm appointed by Rwanda Energy Group as a Biogas Engineer. In March 2017 I was in China for a study tour where I learnt more about solar energy and electricity generation from biogas.

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September 1, 2017 04:43

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.


August 31, 2017 23:46

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!

August 31, 2017 22:24

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:59

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.

August 31, 2017 20:47

In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 18:52

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:07


August 31, 2017 17:37

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 16:58


August 31, 2017 03:37


This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 30, 2017 22:30

Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:24

I must commend the innovation you brought your idea and all the effort you are putting into it to make it a reality. To change the world we all must contribute our quarters to make the BIG Difference. Congratulations for making it this far, More grease to your elbow.

August 30, 2017 21:18

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day

August 30, 2017 20:40

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,

August 30, 2017 19:48

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 14:52

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,


Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.


August 29, 2017 16:11

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 20:04

Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 18:30

Hi Valen,

This is such a great project! Green house gas emission is one of the most harmful impacts of burning CO2, I am glad to see that you are doing something to change that.

Kind Regards,


August 28, 2017 16:07

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you.


August 28, 2017 12:07

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:47

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 21:10

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 20:50


To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at:

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 17:56

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 26, 2017 00:21

Dear Valens,

The TRUTH is, your community will not just benefit from such an amazing initiative of yours but that you will forever be remembered for this great change and transformation you'll cause.

Keep up the spirit because it's adorable.
Your kind is scarce, so hard to find around, you're indeed a great leader!
Wish you all the best world changer.

Kindest regards
Thomas Seth

August 24, 2017 17:38

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

Byuka Pacy

August 24, 2017 09:26

Hallo Dear Valens;
Thanks a lot to bring out this idea. I really appreciate it with the whole of my heart.
I will help us considerably reducing our dependency on firewood and charcoal which could cause much more disease to our children.
You deserve a vote.

August 23, 2017 20:30

As we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.
Your project is real life touching and I hope you're making more good progress to expand it into its full potentia.No matter what challenge you may face..Never give up.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea
Best of luck!
Uledi Kimbavala

August 23, 2017 18:18

After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 17:56

Affordable energy and environmental conservation has to be balanced as we are finding alternative source of energy. Congulatulation as your idea is environmental friendly
This can help even lower class families have access to sustainable energy.
Some people don't prefer biogas because of its leaky gas smelling in food how can you comment on that.
Best of luck!

August 23, 2017 09:00

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view;

All the best to you in you Idea!

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August 22, 2017 22:29

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Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:25

Greetings, Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business:

Best of Luck!

August 21, 2017 18:58

Hello Valens Habineza,
For clean environment Biogas and Solar Energy are needed the most, they are natural affordable and clean energies.
This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all.
I invite you to please read my idea" Edu-Cell" and give some suggestions on my idea if any
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
If you like it Please also vote.
Keep up the good work.

August 21, 2017 10:40

Thank you Great Mind

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.


August 20, 2017 15:02


I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your vote and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 20, 2017 06:33


your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck

August 19, 2017 10:41

I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,

August 19, 2017 03:52

Hello Valens!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to improve the communities through the support of green energy generation and utilization and creating massive employment opportunities.
Congratulations for your efforts.

I wish you success and you may stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 18, 2017 15:09

Please read my idea edu-cell and give some suggestions on my idea if any ?
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!

August 11, 2017 05:47

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

August 10, 2017 15:46

This is a good project and it solve a big problem and it preserves the nature. Climate change is a huge problem these days and any action against it is well accepted by all of us. Keep continue with this project!


June 26, 2017 07:29

Dear Koofi andi BanoThank you very much for your encouraging Ideas. Together we can make a considerable change. Your votes arevalso needed to make this project the best one. Thank you so much

June 25, 2017 13:06

Your project is very impressive. As you said Biogas and Solar Energy are the most natural, affordable and clean energies. Moreover, they are very essential for the development of society.
Good luck for your project.

June 25, 2017 09:51

Really awesome. Keep it up

A community with meaningful collaboration vision opens the doors to affordable and clean energies.
You will have to take massive awareness drive to make people give up free fuel i.e. wood . Good luck with that.


June 25, 2017 08:32

Dear Kundoh
thanks for your inerestvin this project. This is already an existing project where some biogas digesters and solar systems have been installed. Training of technicians will help in awareness and maintenance of biogas and solar energies. The presence of these trained technicians is one of the key indicating the sustainability of this project

June 24, 2017 09:31

This is a good project. Biogas and solar energy are the most affordable and clean energies in Africa I am interested in knowing how you will cost-effectively train technicians and reach those living in remote communities.

June 20, 2017 09:08

Dear Makuvaza,
Thanks for your comments which are very important to me.
You mentioned that firewood is free and solar energy is cheap, Allow me to tell you that economically firewood is not free as such; to have that firewood there is an indirect cost for those people like the cost of that firewood once there are sold to someone else, energy and time spent while collecting the firewood; I can also mention that there is another cost which will incur due to the fumes emitted by firewood, this is a medical cost. For solar energy, one invests once for all and has a permanent clean energy for cooking and lighting. The costs of firewood as listed above after a certain period will exceed the cost of solar energy.
Thus, it is better to use solar energy which is affordable and clean compared to firewood

simbarashe G Makuvaza

June 19, 2017 22:06

The project is interesting however just have noted something based on the quoted: "As mentioned above, bio-gas and solar energy are the most affordable and clean energies in Africa". How cheap is the conversion of solar energy or its transmission to solar heating having in mind that Africa cheap can be relative and substantially expensive having in mind that most live @ less than us dollar per day. Comparatively wood in rural communities its free how are you going to balance free versus cheap and how easy are communities going to adopt.


June 16, 2017 08:24

Dear Friend Hirwa,
I really appreciate your encouragement, and I hope our dreams will become the truth.
Thank you for your support and Idea.Also your votes are needed please

June 15, 2017 14:19

hi Valens, the project is really good as we are trying to find sources of energy that are environmental friendly and affordable to the community. so, I believe you are going to make to the end.

June 14, 2017 10:06

Thanks a lot Abdela, together we can have a clean world with a better environment. Thanks for your wish and support.
Hoping that this project will be one of the winners

June 14, 2017 09:47

Hi Valens
Your project is great indeed. As you said Biogas and Solar Energy are the most natural affordable and clean energies. Moreover, thwy are very essential for development of societies.
Please keep it up and I wish you successful implementation.
Good luck

June 14, 2017 09:09

Dear Friends,
I need your support in promoting the use of clean energy such as biogas and solar energy. Affordable and durable energies that you can find in the world are solar and biogas energies.
Just click on the link and vote.
Thanks a lot Dears