WFP, LWF, and ILF SAFE Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy (SAFE) Project in Dadaab

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP, LWF, and ILF SAFE Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy (SAFE) Project in Dadaab


Technology field of reference: Cooking

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

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

The SAFE project was implemented under a tripartite agreement between World Food Program (WFP), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and International Lifeline Fund (ILF). The initial project duration was scheduled to end in December 2012 but was extended by three months ending in March 2013. The project had several objectives: (1) work closely with the partners to scale-up the production and distribution of fuel-efficient stoves; (2) reduce the vulnerability of women and exposure to risk emanating from the collection and sale of firewood; (3) help mitigate the potential environmental and protection threats associated with the cooking requirements of beneficiaries in Dadaab; (4) strengthen and inform the future humanitarian response strategies on cooking fuel. There are several issues that impacted the outcomes of the project. Distance between the host community villages adversely affected the cookstove and fuel distribution since it was not possible to attend to more than one village per day. In addition to this, the rains made it difficult for some beneficiaries to reach the distribution points. In Ifo2, some of the beneficiaries were found to have relocated to other places and could not be traced to collect their stoves. General security in Dadaab made it difficult to monitor distributions/trainings regularly. ILF did not have access to beneficiary lists after distributions of the stoves, which made it difficult to effectively follow up on the two different kinds of EnviroFit stoves and the Jiko Poa stoves that were distributed - and monitoring could have been more targeted with the lists. Some of the training venues did not have any shade cover which made it uncomfortable for beneficiaries to receive trainings in Dadaab heat as they were unable to concentrate. Delays in supply and delivery of stoves to Dadaab resulted in more than a month of no activity pertaining to the project. The project locations were Hagadera Camp ID 54, Ifo 1 Camp ID 56, Ifo 2 East Camp ID 57, Ifo 2 West Camp ID 58, and Kambioos Camp ID 58 in Dadaab, Garissa District, Kenya.


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2012 to 01/01/2013

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

10902 refugees and vulnerable households

Names of implementing partners

World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Lifeline Fund (ILF), Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Funding sources