Tamino Kifungu is a young innovator who wants to solve Tanzania's energy problem with renewables. He is part of a group of self-taught engineers that are designing windmills generating electricity and pumping water.
Power shortages are stalling African development. Private sector green power providers say renewables could close the energy gap – but better market conditions are essential.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a young Tanzanian innovator working to solve the country's energy problem with windmills, rescue food from the waste bin in Greece and help save the mangroves which save Libreville.
Clean fresh water is scarce throughout much of the world with as many as 2.1 billion people lacking safe drinking water at home. And climate change is adding to the stress. These innovations could help.
A study has found that 60 percent of international public finance in African energy goes to fossil fuels, compared to just 18 percent to cleaner alternatives. Are wealthy countries offshoring emissions?
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