WFP's SAFE Initiative in Senegal

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP's SAFE Initiative in Senegal


Technology field of reference: cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food security, Environment, Health

Population type: Schools

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

In Senegal, rural populations are highly dependent on firewood to prepare and cook their food, in contrast to urban populations that mostly use charcoal and liquefied petroleum gas. However, in many rural areas access to firewood is limited due to heavy deforestation, threatening the health, safety and livelihoods of the affected populations. Women and children are particularly affected, as they are often the ones responsible for collecting firewood and preparing meals. In school kitchens where traditional three-stone fires are used to prepare the meals, the cooks face serious health risks from inhaling the toxic smoke emissions.The SAFE initiative in Senegal follows a holistic approach to address energy needs of populations in Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, Kolda, Kaolack, Fatick, Diourbel, Louga and Thiès, through the following activities: 1. Provision of institutional stoves in schools 2. Training local artisans on the production of fuel-efficient metal- and cement stoves 3. Sustainability awareness-raising sessions for students, parents, teachers, local and academic authorities


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2010

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions


Cost of energy technology and/or fuel

$70 for large metal ones, $50 for small metal ones and $120 for cement ones

Names of implementing partners

WFP Partners: 1. Fatick Regional Council through Programme pour le Développement des Energies Renouvelable (PRODER) 2. CARITAS

Funding sources