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Darfur Low-Smoke Stoves

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

Darfur Low-Smoke Stoves

Categories

Technology field of reference: Cooking, Other

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

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

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

Carbon Clear Limited and Practical Action are providing modern Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stove sets to low-income families, allowing them to replace their traditional three-stone fires and mud stoves, reduce fuel expenditure, save women time from cooking and buying wood and charcoal and training and empowering local women to service their communities in the town of Al Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan. Al Fasher is one of the larger towns in Darfur with a population of 228,036 (28,505 households) of whom 198,391 are local residents and 29,645 are internally displaced people. The LPG set comprises of a stove, a filled gas bottle, and a Kisra (local sorghum chapatti) plate. The modern stove reduces greenhouse gas emissions by facilitating the switch away from non-sustainably harvested wood and charcoal to more efficient fuels and cookstoves. The switch to efficient fuels reduces indoor air pollution, improves health for the participating families and reduces pressure on forest resources. The carbon management company Carbon Clear Limited initially provided 100% of the external finance required to implement the project, and is sponsoring the costs of PDD development, validation and verification. The project is being implemented as part of the Practical Action's ‘Improving Access to Services’ thematic area. Carbon funds allowed the project to buy in bulk, provide micro-credit, and give business training to local women’s groups to sell improved fuels, stoves and ovens to poor households through credit. Supported by Practical Action staff, the stove program is managed by local women’s groups – under the supervision of their network- Women's Development Association Network (WDAN) so it is carried out by the community for the community. Carbon Clear Limited and Practical Action are providing modern Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stove sets to low-income families, allowing them to replace their traditional three-stone fires and mud stoves, reduce fuel expenditure, save women time from cooking and buying wood and charcoal and training and empowering local women to service their communities in the town of Al Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan. Al Fasher is one of the larger towns in Darfur with a population of 228,036 (28,505 households) of whom 198,391 are local residents and 29,645 are internally displaced people. The LPG set comprises of a stove, a filled gas bottle, and a Kisra (local sorghum chapatti) plate. The modern stove reduces greenhouse gas emissions by facilitating the switch away from non-sustainably harvested wood and charcoal to more efficient fuels and cookstoves. The switch to efficient fuels reduces indoor air pollution, improves health for the participating families and reduces pressure on forest resources. The carbon management company Carbon Clear Limited initially provided 100% of the external finance required to implement the project, and is sponsoring the costs of PDD development, validation and verification. The project is being implemented as part of the Practical Action's ‘Improving Access to Services’ thematic area. Carbon funds allowed the project to buy in bulk, provide micro-credit, and give business training to local women’s groups to sell improved fuels, stoves and ovens to poor households through credit. Supported by Practical Action staff, the stove program is managed by local women’s groups – under the supervision of their network- Women's Development Association Network (WDAN) so it is carried out by the community for the community.

Location

Al-Fashir, Sudan

Starting and ending date

From 11/06/2017 to 11/06/2017

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

On the basis of an average of 6.5 people per household sin Darfur, over 58,500 people have benefited directly from the project in terms of learning to use LPG, reducing indoor air pollution, and thus improving family health and saving income on fuel. On the basis of one stove per household, this project has actually reached 9000 households; however, only 7,500 of these stoves are included in the carbon project and certification. On the basis of an average of 6.5 people per household sin Darfur, over 58,500 people have benefited directly from the project in terms of learning to use LPG, reducing indoor air pollution, and thus improving family health and saving income on fuel. On the basis of one stove per household, this project has actually reached 9000 households; however, only 7,500 of these stoves are included in the carbon project and certification.

Names of implementing partners

Carbon Clear Limited, Practical Action, Women's Development Association Network (WDAN)

Funding sources

N/A