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    The process of building a biocentre Building a biocentre in an informal settlement is a complex matter. There are a lot of people involved and each group with their individual interests. This makes working in these volatile environments difficult, flexibility is a required skill for success. This article is going through the process of building a biocentre in a community in an informal settlement. The first step in the process is for a group to
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    For Umande Trust, community engagement and inclusion are central, at all stages of establishing and maintaining the bio-centres. It is crucial to be in constant communication with the local community members, the beneficiaries of the services provided, as well as receive relevant knowledge on the local environment and its challenges. The community meeting On November 15th, the Umande Trust staff participated in a community meeting, in order to explore the opinions, requests and concerns of
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    The Well-Oiled Machine of Jasho Letu One of the founding organizations of Umande’s very first biocentre, TOSHA I, Jasho Letu has continued to find success over the last 12 years. Located in Katwekera Sarang’ombe, the group has made ample use of the space and resources near their biocentre.  Picture from top of Jasho Letu From the outside, the Jasho Letu Biocentre looks very similar to many others. It has a ground floor with numerous toilets
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    During the morning of my first Tuesday as an intern at Umande, I embarked on my first field visit of the semester. My guide and co-worker Joseph met me at the office bright and early to show me around Kibera, numerous biocentres, and introduce me to the people making everything run smoothly. Our first stop was the office itself. Umande Trust’s headquarters are situated on the two floors above one of its biocentres. Situated near the
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    Mitigating climate change using briquettes the umande Story.
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    On March 9th, Umande was able to send representatives to the Ngaru Girls High School in Kerugoya, an all girls boarding school a little over two hours from Nairobi. The facilities here (a bio-digester 84m3, renovated 20 toilets, biogas piping and burners) were built last fall and opened for use since November 2016. As one of the several boarding schools utilizing the bio-centers they were pleased to see the facilities up and running efficiently. Mikayla,

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