WFP's SAFE Initiative in DRC

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP's SAFE Initiative in DRC


Technology field of reference: cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition , Food security , health , protection , Environment , Livelihoods

Population type: IDPs and host communities

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

More than two decades of armed conflict in DRC have left millions of people internally displaced. As charcoal is expensive and firewood increasingly scarce, lack of access to cooking fuel is threatening the safety, health and livelihoods of displaced populations. SAFE in DRC is a collaborative effort between WFP and its partners in Eastern DRC (South and North Kivu) with a focus on the following activities: 1. Provision and production training of fuel-efficient metal- and clay stoves and fire-fuel briquettes to households and IDP populations 2. Provision of institutional stoves to schools 3. Awareness-raising and training on protection and fuel-efficient cooking practices 4. Afforestation and promotion of agroforestry in two refugee camps (Lusenda and Rambira). These activities are meant to increase access to firewood and prevent natural disasters. Project locations: North Kivu: camps Of IDPs Goma (Mugunga 1 & 2, Bulengo and Green Lake), Luhonga in Masisi South Kivu: territories of Kabare and Kalehe, Lusenda / Rambira camps


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2009 to 01/01/2015

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions


Cost of energy technology and/or fuel

$10 per improved stove, including the transportation and training. The beneficiaries do not buy these since they are the ones making it. The purchase referred to here is done by users who cannot make their own stove.

Names of implementing partners

WFP Partners: NGOs CRSM, Horizon Nature, Gorilla

Funding sources