WFP's SAFE Initiative in Haiti

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP's SAFE Initiative in Haiti


Technology field of reference: cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition , Food security , Livelihoods

Population type: Schools

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

The clear link between charcoal use, deforestation and widespread environmental degradation in Haiti was existing prior to the earthquake of 2010. Since the beginning of 2010 the financial and environmental burden of charcoal and wood utilization has become more acute. The WFP School Meals programme is an effective entry-point to help the Government off Haiti in its efforts to promote cultural, behavioral and economic change in relation to fuel and stove use at the individual, household and community level. Programme interventions included: 1. The production and distribution of fuel efficient stoves for WFP-assisted schools in partnership with World Stoves and other implementing partners. 2. The production of briquettes, under the guidance of UNDP-established centres, supplying selected WFP-assisted schools with briquettes (made of municipal waste or mostly paper products). Project locations: While initially the stoves were distributed in Port-au-Prince only, a second phase of the project in 2012-2013 targeted schools also in Gonaives and St. Michel.


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2011 to 01/01/2013

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions


Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

WFP/ Women's Refugee Commision/ ILF

Funding sources