How Gbobètô is Turning Waste into Sustainable Energy in Port-Novo, Benin | Naomi Fagla Medegan

Season 1 | Episode 5
46m | Jun 13, 2021

In this episode, I discuss recycling and the importance of creating sustainable energy alternatives with Naomi Fagla Medegan, the founder of Gbobètô. Gbobètô is a non-profit based out of Porto-Novo, Benin that sees waste as a tool for social and sustainable development and through their various recycling programs works to make cities cleaner and communities empowered.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • how biomass briquettes can be a source of sustainable and affordable energy in areas with poor electricity access
  • waste reclaimers and the work they do to keep cities clean
  • the trials, tribulations and triumphs of getting recycling infrastructure up and running in a city
  • and much more!

Guest: Naomi Fagla Medegan

Music by Imany Lambropoulos

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