UNHCR Save80 Stove Distribution in Chad

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

UNHCR Save80 Stove Distribution in Chad


Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Logistics

Population type: Other

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

UNHCR piloted and distributed the small stainless steel Save80 stoves to refugee and host populations in Chad. The stove parts are manufactured in Germany and imported to Chad. The Save80 stove is very efficient and allows for a variety of cooking methods; however, if the stove were able to be manufactured locally, it would be cheaper and would provide more livelihood opportunities to locals. In Chad, the testing phase of the Save80 resulted in 50 to 75 percent firewood reduction, significant reduction in smoke and embers, and a faster overall cooking time. The stove has an average lifespan of 5 years. There was medium acceptance of the stove by users. The necessary fabrication materials and parts to build the Save80cookstove are not available in Chad, and the stove parts need to be transported by sea or air to the final destination. The high material import costs and transport costs greatly increased the per-unit cost of the stove compared to the basic mud stove. In addition to this, long haul transport is a risky undertaking in insecure environments or in regions rendered inaccessible for parts of the year due to weather. In order to mitigate this issue, efforts should be undertaken to develop a stove that is manufactured locally. The assembly of the stove in field locations could potentially be an income generation activity for the displaced or local populations. Local assembly of the stove wouldalso greatly reduce the associated transport costs and improve availability of the stove. The projection location were in Am Nabak Camp ID 14, Bredjing Camp ID 7, Djabal Camp ID 12, Farchana Camp ID 8, Gaga Camp ID 9, Goz Amer Camp ID 13, Iridimi Camp ID 15, Kounoungou Camp ID 16, Mile Camp ID 17, Oure Cassoni Camp ID 18, Touloum Camp ID 19, and Treguine Camp ID 10 in Farchana, Goz Beida, Iriba in Chad


Unnamed Road, Ciad

Starting and ending date

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

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

36672 households

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Funding sources