Devin Thorpe, author, educator and speaker, features Monique Ntumngia, 29, founder of the Green Girls Organisation working in Sub-Saharan Africa, for his podcast "Using AI As A Guide This Organization Fights Climate Change By Empowering Women."
The Green Girls Organisation uses a unique scoring algorithm called MNKB92 to optimize energy strategies for villages where they train women and girls to assemble and sell solar lamps to deploy biodigesters to create methane for cooking and organic fertilizer for crops.
The organization gives the materials for free but receives a 40% cut of the revenue from the sale of fertilizer and solar lamps. The organization helps women find markets for the fertilizer.
According to Thorpe, his interview with Ntumngia makes it clear that as much as she is passionate about clean energy, she's more passionate about improving the lives of the women the organization trains. And by deploying the biogas digesters, women's lives change dramatically. Read the Entire Article
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