WFP's SAFE Initiative in Tanzania

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP's SAFE Initiative in Tanzania


Technology field of reference: cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition , Food security , Environment , protection

Population type: Household / School meals

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

For refugees confined in small zones, local communities with increasing population and institutions like hospitals, schools, the need for SAFE is high as firewood acces proof numerous challenges for each of these individual groups. SAFE activities are implemented as support for vulnerable population is critical as these are the ones that may sell part of produce or food aid to buy fuel. SAFE works to address beneficiaries' lack of access to cooking fuel sources, to reduce the amount of wood that children in school meals programmes have to carry daily to school for meal preparation so they dedicate time saved for studies, to address protection issues (eg. women gathering firewood being exposed to gender-based violence) and to address environmental degradation caused firewood collection.


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2009

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions


Cost of energy technology and/or fuel

US$ 250 -350

Names of implementing partners

WFP Partners: 1) CMSR 2) MIGESADO and various environmental NGOs like REDESO, TATEDO train beneficiaries how to construct cooking stoves, how to save fuel (soaking of beans, use of lids) and provide material and expertize in the actual construction of stoves

Funding sources