Lack of access to improved stoves and cooking fuels poses serious risks to displaced people, including respiratory disease from cooking smoke, malnutrition due to undercooking or meal skipping, increased poverty from fuel expenses, exposure to physical and gender-based violence during firewood collection. Reliance on biomass fuel has also resulted in widespread deforestation and CO2 emissions.

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New Report on Pellet Project in Kigeme Camp

Kathleen Callaghy, modified 1 Year ago.

New Report on Pellet Project in Kigeme Camp

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 11/8/17 Recent Posts
Hello humanitarian cooking community! Just a quick note to share that we've published a new report with the International Center for Research on Women that assesses the social and economic impacts of a pilot project by Inyenyeri to introduce biomass fuel pellets and Mimi Moto stoves into Kigeme Camp. It's an interesting case study on cooking dynamics in Rwanda, including gender roles, and also opportunities & challenges with cash-based programming. 

The report is available over in the Resources database, and on the Alliance's website. We will also be hosting a partner webinar to discuss the report on July 25th. Register here!
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