UNHCR Institutional Stove Project in Dollo Ado

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

UNHCR Institutional Stove Project in Dollo Ado


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security

Population type: Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Refugee, Host community, Other

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

Institutional steel stoves developed by Aprovecho Research Center were distributed in camps, schools, and hospitals in Dollo Ado, Somali Region, Ethiopia by UNHCR. The introduction of these institutional stoves wasnot successful. These pots have a 75 - 90% efficiency rate compared to other stoves, yet there were several issues. The pots got stuck inside the stove and it became difficult to get them out especially when hot. Pulling on the pot while it was hot was also dangerous. The pots were small, and did not have enough capacity to accommodate food for all the children in the program. It was not possible to use big pots on the stove because the stove had a chimney. The women cooks started using open fires with firewood for cooking fuel in order to use bigger pots. The women reported that they would like to use the stove if it could be modified to accommodate the bigger pots. They also requested that the height of the stove be reduced. Save the Children in Kobe received 3 stoves, but several weeks after installation they have stopped using them due to these challenges.


Unnamed Road, Etiopia

Starting and ending date

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

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

Twenty-six stoves were installed, mainly in camps, schools, and hospitals.

Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Aprovecho Research Center

Funding sources