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Young cameroonian womanpreneur wins renewable energy contest

Monique Ntumngia, founder of the Green girls project

Monique Ntumngia, founder and CEO of the “green girls project”, is the winner of the Kigali Green girls Monafrick Energy competition of 17th august 2017.

The 27 year old lawyer won the international competition with her green girls project, beating the 100 other participants from the rest of the African continent. Her innovative idea which was founded in 2016,  consists in transforming any form of waste product, into renewable energy, which can be used as electricity.

“The goal is to train young women, especially those from rural areas, to transform waste into biogas, a renewable energy made from carbon dioxide and methane. I decided to focus on women because they often have fewer opportunities to develop skills, especially because they often get married at a young age. One of my aims is to improve equality between men and women.” she said to a french media.

Monique was received by the minister of small and medium sized enterprises, social economy and handicraft, Laurent serge Etoundi, last thursday, who insisted on congratulating the initiative which was primarily aimed at helping young students in remote areas without electricity, keep up with their studies. He urged the youths in cameroon to be more entrepreneurial, and create jobs for themselves.

During this meeting, monique said she wishes the government will finance her project and set up the incubator in the area of renewable energy, in order to make cameroon the focal point in the world.

According to Monique Ntumngia, demand is growing fast, as the project has benefited over 3000 households in the northern and southern regions of Cameroon which have received domestic bio-digesters.


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