Manufacture and Distribution of Communal and Individual Mud Stoves along with Tree Planting

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

Manufacture and Distribution of Communal and Individual Mud Stoves along with Tree Planting


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Health, Environment, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

Implemented by GOAL Sudan, in partnership with UNHCR, the project focused on minimizing the environmental impact of newly arrived refugees in an emergency environmental programme focusing on women-to-women transfer of energy efficient stove technology, cooking techniques, environmental awareness and use of a renewable source of firewood. The project introduced the communal injera stove, where groups of 10-15 women prepare their injera on the same stove. It resulted in a decrease in firewood consumption of 40-50%. 120 women's groups were formed, with the stove location being chosen by each group. Sharing of stoves facilitated social interaction among groups and provided a forum for the group leader to share knowledge she gained on the stove technology, environment and cooking practices with other women refugees. Women who received the training from group leaders build approximately 1,200 improved mud stoves. An additional 1,200 AZZA stoves made by a national stove builder were distributed to the women on completion of the household mud stove and on planting three trees in the woodlot. Local area expertise was called upon in using town builders for the communal stove construction. The refugee community was involved from the outset through popular committees from the 120 women's groups. Results showed the three types of stoves proved saved an average of 60 percent energy in comparison with the traditional Eritrean stoves. The women commented on the reduction in firewood consumption, the saved time, the absence of heat (as it is conserved inside the mud and communal stove), lack of smoke (removed by the chimney), ease of lighting the stoves and reduction in cooking time. Furthermore, the communal stove produces charcoal which can be used in the Azza tea/coffee stove or irons. The location of the project was in Laffa Camp ID 77 in Kassala, Eastern Sudan.


Unnamed Road, Kassala, Sudan

Starting and ending date

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

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

1200 newly arrived Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees

Names of implementing partners

Forest National Corporation (FNC), GOAL Sudan, Government of Sudan, Commissioner for Refugees

Funding sources