What hope for cooks and forests dying in Africa?
September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
This will be a meeting held via Zoom. Bill Powell was to have spoken at our April meeting about the need for cleaner and more efficient cooking methods using farm and forestry waste in Uganda, including demonstrating a stove that he had seen used; but unfortunately the meeting couldn’t go ahead because of the pandemic. We have now arranged for him to talk to us online and answer questions.
Lockdown didn’t only stop the UK in its tracks, it also came to Uganda, with all education closed. This left an instructor from the main forestry college stuck in Kampala and running out of money. Benedictor Waniala is an expert on many kinds of biomass stove and suddenly had time to work closely with Bill, who together with his family paid Benedictor to build ten large efficient family stoves of a kind used in remote areas of Latin America.
Bill will describe some of the people and cookstove projects he has been involved with in Uganda. Actual demonstrations of stoves will have to be postponed of course!
To take part in this meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org using the heading ‘Africa talk’, and the Zoom link will be sent to you just before the meeting. If you haven’t used Zoom before there are tutorials on their website, or on YouTube.