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Congratulations! Your proposal, Generation of Biogas energy from animal waste for use in rural areas in the Rural resilience contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.

Be proud of your accomplishment – more than 350 proposals were submitted and only a very small number have been advanced through these two rounds of judging.

As a Finalist, your proposal is eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as the contest’s Popular Choice award, which is determined by public voting.

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All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.

Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.

Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!



2015 Climate CoLab Judges

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This project has captured considerable support, and its author merits praise for adapting it to critiques. The use of biogas to replace wood fuel has an obvious appeal and uses local resources to meet local needs, but in the long term it may have a limited applicability as the number of households with enough livestock to generate an adequate volume of gas for household needs is probably not 10% of the population. While declining to incorporate human waste in the designs may be culturally sensitive, it poses a limit to the usefulness of the project. Water may be a limiting factor. The slurry should be dedicated to the restoration of agricultural soils or to the support of reforestation to extend the project's leverage. I cannot determine with any confidence how robust the civil society sector in Kenya may be in upholding and regulating such a project, but the emphasis on financial transactions seems to indicate concern. Undoubtedly, the project would be useful if it could be funded. How, might we ask, will the results be extended beyond 520 households? Can the govt. take this up in policies, or will a significant demonstration create a snowball effect, propelling further implementation by market persuasion?

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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!

Congratulations! Your proposal, Generation of Biogas energy from animal waste for use in rural areas in the Rural resilience contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.

You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st until July 14, 2015 at 23:59pm Eastern Time.

Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.

At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.

Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!



2015 Climate CoLab Judges

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Alex Arila

Jul 1, 2015
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Thank you judges.

Alex Arila

Jul 10, 2015
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To ensure that ecological integrity is restored, the program shall have a reforestation initiative to compensate for the lost forest cover in the study. Having stimulated interest to the county residents and subsequently providing a 50% financing of digester installation, the recipients of the subsidies shall pool up labor resources to undertake a predetermined reforestation work. This can be planned such that tree seedlings are availed to them so that they get to plant on their parcels of land and all other public places that will be deemed fit for reforestation.

Alex Arila

Jul 12, 2015
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Because of word number limit, I have identified the individuals that will take active role in the initiation and management of the Program kitty under the 'What actions do you Propose" section rather than the Who will take the Actions' section. The entities and individuals identified shall have a collective mandate on the Program's bank account and any other kitties that shall be established.

Alex Arila

Jul 12, 2015
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Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established in February 2007 under the Forest Act 2005 to conserve, develop and sustainably manage forest resources for Kenya's social-economic development. The Corporation will identify the suitable areas that reforestation will be done.

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A financial audit can be done on quarterly basis by an independent and reputable audit firm. The audit report shall be communicated to a joint task force comprising of consultants from Hivos, Kenya Forestry Service Management board and selected members from the community. The Management board shall start the program by receiving applications from digester applicants who have made their 50% cost financing through a bank deposit. The bank deposit shall be made to the account created by the auspices of the University Chapter.