AScHES gets under way in Kenya with more than two-dozen participants from nine countries!

The Advancing Sustainable Charcoal Enterprises at Scale Convening starts today in Lake Naivasha, Kenya!


Starting today, MIT D-Lab and The Charcoal Project are bringing together biomass fuel producers from around the world to participate in the Advancing Sustainable Charcoal Enterprises at Scale (AScHES) Convening in Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

With a concentration of considerable technical and business skill training, as well as extensive networking and collaboration, we hope to bring this group of fuel producers to the next level of success. Listed below are the list of participants and invited speakers, who will contribute their learnings and expertise to the convening!

AScHES Participants & Speakers



Carlo Figà Talamanca, Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise (SGFE)


Ryan Delaney, Carbon Roots International

Pierre Joseph Louissaint, Haitian Educational Developmental Organization (H.E.D.O-HAITI)


Priyadarshini Karve, Samuchit Enviro Tech


Ogeto Charity Awino, Green Economy Partnership Project ( Sinoka Bioenterprise Coop Society Ltd)

Grace Gitiha, Green Eco Solutions

Chebet Lesan, BrightGreen Renewable Energy

Kerry Nasidai, Open Capital Advisors  (also UGANDA, ZAMBIA)

Alistair Nicklin, La Terre Clean Energy

Lydiah Njung'e, Eversave Briquettes

Jairus Nyansikera, Sanivation

Said Twahir, Kencoco


Saleh J Yakmut, XGV (


Bukheti Juma Suleiman, Mkaa Poa Halisi

Nicolas Thonus, ARTI Energy


Sarah Basemera, Raising Gabdho Foundation

Betty Ikalany, Apporopate Energy Saving Technologies (AEST)

Betty Zizinga Kaddu, Best of Waste

Ziwa Hillington Musoke, Green Bio Energy

David K. Nkwanga, ADAPT+

Gabriel Okello, Green Heat Uganda

Virginia Ssemakula, GoodFire


Lamusia Anzaya, Transformational Business Network

Tom Owino, Climate Care


Kim Chaix, The Charcoal Project

Ren Dietel, Dietel & Partners

Ellen Finn, Client Capabilities

Sylvia Herzog, The Charcoal Project

Amy Smith, MIT D-Lab

Dan Sweeney, MIT D-Lab