Climate Change mitigation through promotion of bio gas technology
Climate Change mitigation through promotion of bio gas technology
Huku Water project Self Help Group comprises of 600 households. It is a CBO based on the western side of Mt. Kenya forest. The main focus is to enhance smallholders living standards and to advocate for pro-poor development, environmental conservation and promotion of sustainable agriculture based livelihoods for communities living within the two sub-location which are characterized by a semi-aid climatic condition. The project will promote renewable energy, in the form of bio gas technology, in order to mitigate environmental degradation, reduce carbon emissions and increase forest cover through tree planting activities. The project will provide households with clean and sustainable energy and to increase community’s participation/involvement in climate change mitigation, through synthesizing and building on local knowledge and experiences. This will bridge the gap between the local situation and international policy frameworks and programmes. The construction of fifty fixed dome bio gas plants will contribute to poverty reduction and increase women's economic and social status by their participation in the conservation efforts in addition to generating carbon credits which will be traded to generate farm income.
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Project Snapshot

Huku Water Project Self Help Group
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 47,112.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 32,763.56
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 65,217.99
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
Contribute to GEF SGP/COMPACT and government policy on energy conservation. Will also contribute to strategic objectives of other organizations such as the Kenya Forest Service DGIS/SNV, Laikipia Wildlife Forum and TIST.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Huku Water Project, which is a community owned water supply scheme, will incorporate the project activities into the existing programme and the group’s By-laws will be amended to accommodate the new project. Through the generation and trading of carbon credits as a result of the use of the bio gas and existing woodlots and on-farms trees, the group will have a steady source of income that will be used to scale-up the project to other households and schools once the funds are sufficient. Although the fixed dome bio gas digesters system is designed to last for a long period of time with minimum maintainence, any maintenance required will be sustained through regular follow ups by EFWE and the group's Artisans. If necessary, the group shall contribute funds to restore any defects to the system. Plans are underway to incorporate dairy farming into the current project to widen its scope and by doing so, creating the raw materials necessary for sustaining the bio gas plant.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Sammy John Gichobi
Phone: 0721 428897


P.O. Box 402
Nanyuki , 10400

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nancy Chege
(254-20) 7624473
(254-20) 621076
Ms. Salome Nyakundi


UNDP, P.O. Box 30218
Nairobi, 00100