WFP's SAFE Initiative in Sri Lanka

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP's SAFE Initiative in Sri Lanka


Technology field of reference: cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Protection , Livelihoods , Environment

Population type: returnees and IDPs

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

In Sri Lanka, returnees and internally displaced populations are facing severe challenges related to the collection, supply and use of cooking fuel.SAFE in Sri Lanka aims to: 1. To address beneficiaries' lack of access to cooking fuel sources 2. To support displaced populations whom are without cooking supplies 3. To address protection issues (eg. women gathering firewood being exposed to gender-based violence) 4. To ensure that beneficiaries don't sell (some of) their rations to afford cooking fuel 5. To increase livelihood opportunities for vulnerable groups 6. To address environmental degradation caused by beneficiaries seeking cooking fuel resources The following activities are part of wFP's SAFE Sri Lanka initiative: 1. Distribution of fuel-efficient stoves among internally displaced people in the Menik Camp 2. Stove-making training projects to support the livelihoods of returnees in Northern Sri Lanka 3. Installation of institutional fuel-efficient stoves in WFP-assisted schools under the school meals programme 4. Creation of forestry home gardens for enhanced access to firewood and sources of nutrition, additional livelihood opportunities and environmental rehabilitation


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2010 to 01/01/2012

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions


Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

WFP- Already mapped in the website

Funding sources