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Stove Manufacturing and Distribution in Grat Reda and Walanihbiy Camps

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

Stove Manufacturing and Distribution in Grat Reda and Walanihbiy Camps

Categories

Technology field of reference: Cooking

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

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

To ease the burden of firewood collection and combat vegetation depletion, the IRC introduced energy-saving stove technology in July 2001. The energy-saving stove recipients were trained to use and maintain the stoves so that they could train others in the future. The goal was to empower camp residents and help stove manufacturers acquire new skills and generate future revenue. By doing so it will ease the burden of firewood collection and combat vegetation depletion. Twelve trained stove manufacturers, 80 percentof whom werewomen, produced 1,249 stoves over six months. The use of energy-saving stoves decreased wood consumption and time spent on collecting wood by approximately 40 percent. The project took place in Grat Reda Camp ID 32 and Walanihbiy Camp ID 33 in Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

Location

Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2001 to 01/01/2001

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

1249 Eritrean Kunama refugees

Names of implementing partners

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Funding sources

N/A