African Green Footprints

Mission

We are developing livelihood, sustainable development, bio-power & energy development, indoor health and afforestation projects across Central Africa with special emphasis on North Kivu in the the east of the DR Congo.

Current projects include a rural afforestation project near the town of Beni and a Bio-Power Generation, Bio-Mass Briquette Production and Improved Stove Production Project for a 40,000 member community in the city of Goma.

Organization Type Private Industry

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Bill Quam
bill@newagf.com
Secondary Contact
Mr. Claude Herssens
cherssens@newagf.com
Address Box 15145
Arusha, ,

Tanzania
Website www.newagf.com
Phone +421 902 684 219
Fax
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Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

We have developed several new mechanisms for the unique characteristics of Central Africa including: Multiple Income Generating Approach (MIGA); African Business Incubator Model (ABIM); Central Africa Business and Investment Platform; and an educational research entity associated with the Economic University Bratislava called the Center of Applied Economics Policy Development to assist with a new methodology for University Educational Exchanges between the Central Africa, the EU and the US.

We believe the situation in Africa will not change until the basic concerns and desire of the population for an improved livelihood is holistically merged with the desire of the international business and investment community to make a reasonable profit.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Hydroelectric
Other
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Education
Energy
Environment
Financial/Banking
Forestry
Health
Infrastructure
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Countries of Operation: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Canada

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

We believe that in Central Africa the serious cultural and social difficulties continue to grow because there have been too few efforts to comprehensively address the needs of all the people of the region. The grinding poverty continues to destroy the ability of the rich cultural and social heritage to create opportunity for a better life for many of the people who call this region home.

Job growth now is the answer and responsible business and investment expansion is the solution.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We are in the process of developing a series of training projects to improved stove technology as a part of of bio-mass and afforestation projects in the east of the DRC.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We are in the process of trying to understand all the different aspects of stove technology in the developing world.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

The next phase of our project lifecycle will be to introduce new building technologies to improve water, sanitation and indoor health across Central Africa.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

As soon as we have more fully understood the various parts of this very important topic we plan to be very involved in contributing the the development and exchange of information and best practices in the Central Africa Region.