Daraja Tubular Biogas Digester System
"Daraja" is a Swahili word meaning "Bridge". Daraja Kenya for Community Development is an NGO registered in Norway whose officials are both Kenyans and Norwegians. The organization engages a holistic approach for community development. It is working together with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Kenya. We are currently engaged in biogas technology promotion projects and other environmental projects. We have already successfully launched a biogas pilot project in Thika.
Out of common interest to address the environmental issues in Kenya, and to create an organization that can effectively help broaden the adoption of this technology, we organized ourselves into setting up this initiative.
We are cooperating with research communities in both Norway and Kenya. We have established a cooperation and dialogue with Bioforsk in Norway, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and Egerton University in Kenya to gain support of the direction of our plans and advice on how to proceed. Furthermore we realize the long term value of building similar relationships with both Norwegian and Kenyan institutions that have interests that are aligned with ours.
Based on the enthusiasm and demand witnessed in Thika, we intend to install and launch similar digesters in twenty high potential districts identified in Kenya.