Solar Lanterns, Solar Street Lights, Fuel-Efficient Stoves, and LPG Project in Sudan

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

Solar Lanterns, Solar Street Lights, Fuel-Efficient Stoves, and LPG Project in Sudan


Technology field of reference: Cooking, Lighting, Powering

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

Population type: Refugee , Host community

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

In a bid to address the energy needs for refugees in the East of Sudan, UNHCR has undertaken interventions where more than 15,676 HH benefited from the different energy saving devices provided by the project. The devices provided an improved cooking environment for the HH, promoted clean domestic energy for cooking, reduced the HH expenditure, reduce time spend in firewood collection and improved security during dark hours. Provision of liquefied petroleum gas units: 4,256 households were provided with LPG units as a means for the promotion of clean domestic energy for cooking. This will limit the use of unsustainable and unhealthy energy generation practices at camp level and provide an improved cooking environment for the stakeholders as well. Provision of solar lanterns and Save80 stoves: The project was developed to cover the energy needs of refugee households in Shagarabs and Abuda in Eastern Sudan through the provision of 5,200 solar lanterns and 5,000 Save80 stoves. Pupils in elementary/basic schools were targeted with the solar lanterns. Institutions such as hospitals, schools were also targeted. Targeted households were selected and adequate training provided on the use of Save80 stoves and solar lanterns. Installation of solar street lights: The auto-controlled solar street lights emit light beams which are visible over 30m and have led to improved security during dark hours. Some emergency services can now be handled at night due to the availability of light from the solar system. Additionally, the shops nearby are able to operate their businesses late into the night. The kids also feel safe to move around at dusk and when they are being sent on an errand. Community training on the construction of fuel-efficient cooking stoves (improved mud stoves): Focus was on the skills used in the repair and maintenance of fuel-efficient stoves. Training also included use of alternative fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The locations of the project were in Abuda Camp ID 67, Fau 5 Camp ID 68, Girba Camp ID 70, Kilo 26 Camp ID 71, Shagrabs Camp ID 72, Um Gargur Camp ID 73, and Wad Sherife Camp ID 74, in Gezira, Kassala, Eastern Sudan.


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/1985

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

3135 refugees living in 9 camps and their host communities in Kassala, Gedaref and Gezira States.

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel

99, 10, 39, 75, 700

Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Forest National Corporation (FNC)

Funding sources