Biogas for Sustainable Livelihoods

Biogas for Sustainable Livelihoods and Green Youth Entrepreneurship intends to address energy and fertilizer needs for rural communities and promote better livelihoods through youth entrepreneurships in Zambia. This Project is championed by a youth organisation called Hysper Youth Enterprise.

Biogas for Sustainable Livelihoods and Green Entrepreneurship Project has a business model that integrates supply chains for more than six commodities that function as a catalyst to create job and market opportunities for both rural and urban populations. This project is inclusive to the lower income people either as suppliers of raw materials, producers, wholesalers, retailers, sales agents and consumers with mutual benefits. The project process has forward and backwards linkages between commodities that have synergies in pig production, Biogas production, fodder production and solid organic fertilizer production.

Biogas for Sustainable Livelihoods and Green Entrepreneurship project has a strong commitment and places a high priority towards youth development and empowerment, underscoring the importance of youth participation in the local Entrepreneurship development

Young people are recognised as a force for transformational change, and investments in young people are cardinal in achieving equitable economic growth, shared prosperity and reducing poverty. Biogas is going to be the centre for leveraging a number of opportunities, including like clean rural off-grid energy, organic fertilizer, youth skills acquisition, expand job and market opportunities in agribusiness for both rural and urban out-growers.

Borrowing from the adage, this project intends to teach the beneficiary youths to fish, so that they can feed themselves for a lifetime.

  • Dr. Patrick Kapila will be leading the implementation of project and overseeing the technical aspects of the project.
  • Assoc. Prof. Lenka Švecová will be handling the business model of the project.


The project “Biogas For Sustainable Livelihoods and Green Youth Entrepreneurship” is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. 

Francis Patrick Kapila PhD
Project Coordinator
Prof. Lenka Švecová PhD

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