Project progress

Explore the progress of our project in Accra, Ghana and Benin, Nigeria. 

Umar Bun Hatab Islamic School, located in the Madina Zongo community, is the site of the anaerobic digester for the project in Accra. Key partners are CSIR-IIR, GreenAd, HATOF Foundation, SSGL and Umar Bun Hatab Islamic School.

University of Benin hosts the anaerobic digester close to their Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. 

Accra, Ghana

Site progress
Image of septic tank site where the digester will be built

The site at Umar Bun Hatab Islamic School is surveyed and prepared in advance of construction beginning. 

A man works on the stirrer mechanism next to the large tank

The CSIR team construct the components of the digester system in their workshop before transporting them to the site for installation.

The supporting frame for the anaerobic digester is installed and has been painted in the school colours.

The CSIR team is installing the digester tanks and then will install the connections to create the digester system.

Community engagement

Several engagement events have been organised to showcase the ACTUATE project and its aims to community leaders, ministers, associations and media. 

Attendees of the inception meeting display the ACTUATE banner
Inception meeting - 10 July 2020

HATOF Foundation organised an inception meeting to introduce ACTUATE to stakeholders in the community and government.

Key community members at the mosque listening to presentations
Mosque gathering - 14 July 2020
Community durbar - 18 October 2020

HATOF Foundation organised a community durbar to engage with the Madina Zongo community leaders including the Chiefs and Imams.

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University of Benin, Nigeria

Site preparation

Work is underway to prepare the designated demonstrator site at University of Benin. The site is being cleared of vegetation ready for the construction of the anaerobic digester. 

Digester installation

UniBen and Avenam are working to install the digester, including the bag to collect the biogas. 

School engagement

Stakeholder meetings were held with the University Staff School and University Demonstration Staff School to introduce ACTUATE. 

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