We all missed ENVODEV... so we're back!
We're back with good news and good hopes about the future of our incountry partners. We also want and believe their work and efforts deserve to be shared, so we're going to be posting on their behalf.
The most exciting news to be shared about the ecoCharcoal project is that, after a considerable interregnum on the activities, Aquilas and Ghislain are now very busy taking care of equiping and organizing production in Domane, and preparing further testing on other biomass and equipment design.
ENVODEV prepared a good way for the organization Menonnite Central Committee (MCC) to assist the ecoCharcoal project.
In february, Carolina Marques, our former architect intern, had the opportunity to visit Moundou and get in touch with the project personally. She understood the need to assist the local team on communication. During her stay, an ecoCharcoal production demonstration was organized in Belaba and Jonathan Austin, MCC's representative for Chad, and other colleagues and MCC's friends, came along to learn about the ecoCharcoal. They were all very excited and demonstrated a bona fide interest on the project.
About a month ago, MCC formalized an assistance programme with ENVODEV-Tchad.
As such, an action plan was established and, on the current month of July, activities were officialy launched.
We are looking forward to sharing some photos, but as you know, photos coming out of Chad can be quite a challenge. At least we know that activities are doing fine, and Aquilas and Ghislain are profoundly excited about the work and the future of the ecoCharcoal project.
We'll keep posting about the progress of the activities on the ground.
All the best to the team and a big Thank You MCC!
One last remark. Carolina Marques will be ENVODEV's voice. She'll be sharing and posting as Project Coordinator. She is currently following and coordinating all the ecoCharcoal activities and communication from Portugal. You can learn more about her implications on the project by visiting the blog she keeps since the beginning of her work with ENVODEV.