Popular Kenyan events promoter and marketer who is also the Commercial Director for Sistema Biobolsa (Sistema.bio) Cedrick Todwell has been nominated for 100 Tropics Changemakers 2018 Award.
Mr Todwell was nominated for championing the use of renewable bio energy in Africa.
The award brings together more than 150 global business leaders, young innovators, political figures and economic decision-makers to encourage quality leadership in various economic sectors in the continent.
It will be will be presented at the Tropics Gala Dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 20.
He hopes to be among the top 12 finalists as he strives to enable more low-income communities access affordable energy solutions in their households.
He says that the biodigesters provided by Sistema have added value to farmers’ ecosystem by providing bio waste management solutions to create clean and safe energy. The company also sells larger units that are being used to generate electricity.
“The cost of energy is high in Kenya, which leaves off-grid households in the dark. On the macroscale, this slows down the country’s economic progress. To improve the affordability of the biodigester, Sistema.bio provides interest-free payment plans to farmers. This innovative approach increases access by smallholder farmers while keeping the monthly payments similar to what they would ordinarily spend on firewood, charcoal and LP Gas,” said Todwell, as quoted by a local media outlet.
“The technology also provides added value to the farmers as they can now cook without smoke, avoid pulmonary diseases, increase the productivity in their farms with organic fertilizer, realize an adequate return on investment and save money and time.”
Sistema.bio has been able to supply more than 1,000 hybrid reactor biodigesters to farmers between 2017-2018 serving clients in Kenya Uganda and Zambia.
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