Light Years Ahead Project, Round Two, Uganda

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

Light Years Ahead Project, Round Two, Uganda


Technology field of reference: Cooking, Lighting

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

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

In support of UNHCR’s Light Years Ahead initiative, CIDA donated 1,000 Save80 stoves and 387 solar street lights. The overall project goal was to expand access to modern energy services for refugee communities. Even one month after Save 80 stove distribution, there were early indicators of impact among some of the beneficiaries.One respondent in Nakivalecamp, who received a Save80 stove on 18th July 2014, stated about a month later, “Ever since I got the stove, I have never gone to fetch fire wood because I am still using maize stalks and combs around mycompound. This has reduced time I take looking for firewood for domestic use and now I spend time to do other domestic work.” By and large, exceptfor the delays in installing solar street lights, facilitating access to these energy efficient cookstoves and solar street lights has been successful. Tracking systems in place will ensure that the devices effectively serve the refugee energy needs and the long-term environmental objectives. The locations of the project were in Kayka II Camp ID 105, Nakivale Camp ID 80, Oruchinga Camp ID 103, and Rwamwanja Camp ID 104 in Isingiro, Kyegegwa, Uganda.


Unnamed Road, Uganda

Starting and ending date

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

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

5400 families with seven members or more that are considered deprived, but active and productive. Households with people with special needs were also targeted.

Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Funding sources