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What we’ve been reading this week: the latest in clean Cooking And Renewable Energy Innovation, Clean Water And Sanitation, Sustainable Development And Much More. 

Clean cooking: Africa falls behind
Long regarded as an urgent issue, access to cleaner cooking techniques for the poorest Africans has become even more of a concern as a result of Covid-19.
Read more via African Business Magazine.

Uganda: Kayunga Gets Shs24 Billion for Piped Water Project
The government has secured funds to extend piped water within Kayunga district. This supplies clean water from the river nile to Kasana area in Busaana Sub-county.
Read more via All Africa.

In Uganda, Coca-Cola Intensifies Hand Washing Efforts In High Risk Areas
Coca Cola has continued its drive to improve hand washing and sanitation in public, high risk areas as a way of protecting the public against the spread of COVID-19, handing out 40 handwashing jerrycans to provide support to the ministry of health in Buikwe Districts, Najjembe, Namawojjolo, Ssenyi, and Kiyinda areas.
Read more via PMI Daily

Sustainable Solutions with South Africa in the Fight Against Water Scarcity
South Africa faces several intertwining challenges involving water scarcity and energy shortages as well as food security. Stellenbosch University and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have become strategic partners to develop technological solutions to water, food, and energy security including desalination.
Read More via Phys Org.

Clean Cooking Alliance Expands Leadership Council, Adding Heads of SEforALL and GOGLA
The Clean Cooking Alliance welcomed three new members to its Leadership Council, a group of high-level advocates working with the Alliance to ensure that no one’s life is limited by how they cook, Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Co-Chair of UN-Energy; Koen Peters, Executive Director of GOGLA; and Chebet Lesan, Founder and CEO of BrightGreen Renewable Energy, Ltd.
Read more via Yahoo Finance