UNCHR Stove Manufacturing Project in Nyarugusu camp

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

UNCHR Stove Manufacturing Project in Nyarugusu camp


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

In the Nyarugusu camp of Tanzania, CARE is distributing several types of improved cookstoves through UNHCR funding. The three types of cookstoves distributed are a mud stove, a metal stove and a rocket stove. The three types have varying results and manufacturing processes. Improvements can be made on each of the stove types.A comparative study of different stoves showed different benefits and constraints in all stoves. There was high acceptance of the mud stove and medium acceptance of the other stoves. The mud stove however has low durability. The rocket stove would be of higher technical durability if it was fabricated correctly. The metal stove is considered expensive in comparison to the other stoves and has low efficiency. The primary lesson learnt is that the mud stoves should be designed and constructed with greater durability and there should be more promotion of these fuel efficient stoves. In addition to this, more trainings need to conducted on the improved stoves. The project took place in Nyarugusu Camp ID 79 in Kasulu, Tanzania.


Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

9655 households in the Nyaugusu refugee camp

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), CARE

Funding sources