UNHCR Rocket Stove Distribution

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

UNHCR Rocket Stove Distribution


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

Two types of rocket stoves that are both certified by GIZ are being distributed by UNHCR. One of the stoves has a metal jacket with a ceramic layer and can be locally produced, while the other stove has a metal jacket with a clay later and is manufactured, therefore imported. There were two types of rocket stoves distributed: clay and ceramic layered stoves. The average lifetime of both stoves is 2 years. The stoves with a clay layer are 50% fuel efficient, while those with ceramic are 30% efficient. Both stoves had moderateuser acceptance. The design of the stove is currently not appropriate for the type of food made by the refugees and should be redesigned. The depth of the upper part of the stove needs to be decreased, as the refugees need to bake their local bread. The project took place in Bokolmanyo Camp ID 27, Buramino Camp ID 28, Kobe Camp ID 30, and Melkadida Camp ID 31 in Dollo Ado, Somali Region, Ethiopia.

Technology or Technologies used

Rocket Stove


Unnamed Road, Kobe Refugee camp, Etiopia

Starting and ending date

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

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

20307 Somali refugee households

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Funding sources