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Berkeley Darfur Stove Project

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

Berkeley Darfur Stove Project

Categories

Technology field of reference: Cooking, Other

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Protection, Health, Environment, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Population type: Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Host community, Other

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

Since 2003, conflict in Darfur, Sudan, has killed at least 300,000 people and forced more than two million people from their homes, many of whom now live in large displacement camps spread throughout the region. Since 2007, Potential Energy and their partners have distributed tens of thousands of fuel-efficient cookstoves to Darfuri women. These specially designed cookstoves decrease women’s exposure to violence by reducing their need to collect firewood; eliminate the need to trade food rations for fuel; create a healthier cooking environment; and lessen the destructive impact cooking has on the environment. The project distributed more than 37,000 stoves in North Darfur, including 1,000 in South Darfur. The project established a local assembly shop in North Darfur and looked into South Darfur assembly shop. The project had an integrated approach and trained local organizations as well as smaller networks of community based organizations that offer a wider geographical network of distribution. The lesson learned is that there is a high demand for wood stoves and stoves that can also be used with charcoal. This provides flexibility in fuel use. Wider distribution of stoves is more efficient when partnering with local community based organizations. Since 2003, conflict in Darfur, Sudan, has killed at least 300,000 people and forced more than two million people from their homes, many of whom now live in large displacement camps spread throughout the region. Since 2007, Potential Energy and their partners have distributed tens of thousands of fuel-efficient cookstoves to Darfuri women. These specially designed cookstoves decrease women’s exposure to violence by reducing their need to collect firewood; eliminate the need to trade food rations for fuel; create a healthier cooking environment; and lessen the destructive impact cooking has on the environment. The project distributed more than 37,000 stoves in North Darfur, including 1,000 in South Darfur. The project established a local assembly shop in North Darfur and looked into South Darfur assembly shop. The project had an integrated approach and trained local organizations as well as smaller networks of community based organizations that offer a wider geographical network of distribution. The lesson learned is that there is a high demand for wood stoves and stoves that can also be used with charcoal. This provides flexibility in fuel use. Wider distribution of stoves is more efficient when partnering with local community based organizations. Since 2003, conflict in Darfur, Sudan, has killed at least 300,000 people and forced more than two million people from their homes, many of whom now live in large displacement camps spread throughout the region. Since 2007, Potential Energy and their partners have distributed tens of thousands of fuel-efficient cookstoves to Darfuri women. These specially designed cookstoves decrease women’s exposure to violence by reducing their need to collect firewood; eliminate the need to trade food rations for fuel; create a healthier cooking environment; and lessen the destructive impact cooking has on the environment. The project distributed more than 37,000 stoves in North Darfur, including 1,000 in South Darfur. The project established a local assembly shop in North Darfur and looked into South Darfur assembly shop. The project had an integrated approach and trained local organizations as well as smaller networks of community based organizations that offer a wider geographical network of distribution. The lesson learned is that there is a high demand for wood stoves and stoves that can also be used with charcoal. This provides flexibility in fuel use. Wider distribution of stoves is more efficient when partnering with local community based organizations.

Location

Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2007

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

The beneficiaries include the 37,000 women who were provided with cookstoves.

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel

22

Names of implementing partners

Potential Energy, Sustainable Action Group (SAG)

Funding sources

N/A