ECOWAS trains on the Integrated Biogas System for a sustainable biomass use

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) organized a sub-regional workshop on the integrated biogas system at the SONGHAI Centre (Benin) from 17 to 28 June 2019. Mr. Mohamed Lamine KEITA, President of JAG a CWP partner NGO represented the CWP Guinea.

The overall objective of this workshop is to build capacity of private sector/NGO actors on various topics related to ECOWAS Integrated Biogas System in order to promote and develop biomass use in the region. Specifically, the capacities of actors was strengthened by providing them with better information on the sustainable management and use of the biomass, specific guides and practical examples; sensitizing and improving awareness of the threat with the current of unsustainable use of biomass, in particular wood and charcoal, and its negative consequences on health, deforestation and ecological degradation, particularly in local communities where charcoal production activities and the cutting of firewood is considered as a means of subsistence economic.

Participants were trained among other things on how to develop Integrated Biogas System projects and their business models and on how to build a biogas digester in the field.