This October, Thomas Dietz visited Northern Uganda for a project on sustainable ecotourism. In this project Partners for Innovation investigates and develops green solutions for lodges and hotels together with SNV. The project focuses on lodges and hotels located in and around the wildlife reserves. The goal of the project is to stimulate sustainable and inclusive growth for tourism in Uganda.
The conducted research has set the baseline for the energy-, waste-, and water streams at the lodges and hotels. Consequently, the baseline will be used to investigate green innovative solutions to enhance the sustainability of the abovementioned streams.
Cooking fuels in Uganda
After finalizing the research on ecotourism in Northern-Uganda, Thomas visited several companies that are active in producing sustainable cooking fuels from biomass (briquettes, pellets, ethanol). These contacts and information will be used for our project for the World Bank focused on the stimulation of alternative cooking fuels.