Using Renewable Energy Technology's knowledge to fight poverty in Africa. By Mr. Simon Yontu, Director ACREST. ACREST is a non profit organization based in a rural area of Cameroon,
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By Mr. Simon Yontu, Director ACREST
The use of waterwheel - for example - to pump water for domestic and irrigation purposes was very diffuse in Europe (London in 1400s) and in Syria (Hama). This efficient and simple technique is still not known in Sub-Saharan Africa. ACREST intends to bring this affordable technology to people.
This can only be possible if all stakeholders: the community; the civil society, the private sector, the government and the international development partners are involved.
Our approach is to use the knowledge that is in the public domain to promote affordable and reliable development:
ACREST does not intend to reinvent the wheel!