Episode 5: How Gbobètô is Turning Waste Into Sustainable Energy in Port-Novo, Benin

June 13, 2021
Episode 5: How Gbobètô is Turning Waste Into Sustainable Energy in Port-Novo, Benin #africancities #podcast #SustainableEnergy #WasteReclaimers

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!

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Episode 4: How Hope Raisers Uses Digital Storytelling to Build Community Climate Resilience in Nairobi, Kenya

April 30, 2021
Episode 4: How Hope Raisers Uses Digital Storytelling to Build Community Climate Resilience in Nairobi, Kenya #podcast #africancities #climatechange

In this episode, I discuss a bit about community climate change adaptation and the importance of incorporating the youth voice in decision-making with Daniel Onyango, the founder of  The Hope Raisers Initiative. The Hope Raisers Initiative uses arts, culture, and sports to amplify the youth voice in the neighbourhood of Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the organization, community members get opportunities to creatively transform public spaces in their neighbourhood whether that is through music, murals, or matatus (i.e. buses).

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • How their Future Yetu (Our Future) program is breaking down barriers between the public and public policymakers
  • How digital storytelling can be used as an important tool in addressing climate change
  • How Hope Raisers leveraged local transportation to gather community insights
  • Why Daniel thinks integrating youth in city-building and climate adaptation initiatives is important
  • and much more!

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Episode 3: How The Abibiman Project is Tackling Food Insecurity One African Dish at a Time

March 28, 2021
Episode 3: How The Abibiman Project is Tackling Food Insecurity One African Dish at a Time | Urban Limitrophe Podcast #cities #foodsecurity #podcast


In this episode, I discuss a bit about the impact of food insecurity in cities with Chef Rachel Adjei, the founder of The Abibiman Project. The Abibiman Project is an initiative started by Rachel in October 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that uses African cuisine and ingredients to help promote social justice and reduce food insecurity in Toronto's black community. Through the project, Rachel sells African dishes, spices, teas, chocolates, and more, and all proceeds go towards the Afri-Can FoodBasket, a non-profit that through its various programs helps promote food sovereignty and justice for Toronto's Black community. 

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • How The Abibiman Project got started and has grown
  • Food security and its impact on newcomers
  • The role of cultural appropriateness of food in food justice
  • How Rachel uses food to build community
  • and much more!

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Urban Limitrophe is a podcast exploring the various initiatives happening in cities across the African continent to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. Tune in to catch interviews with various guests!

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