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An Ethanol-fueled Household Energy Initiative in the Shimelba Refugee Camp, Tigray, Ethiopia: A Joint Study by the UNHCR and the Gaia Association

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Modified date: 10/23/2017

An Ethanol-fueled Household Energy Initiative in the Shimelba Refugee Camp, Tigray, Ethiopia: A Joint Study by the UNHCR and the Gaia Association

Categories

Relevant sector: Nutrition, Food Security, Protection Nutrition, Food Security, Protection Nutrition, Food Security, Protection Nutrition, Food Security, Protection Nutrition, Food Security, Protection

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Review & Evaluation

Language of the document: English


Author

Amare G/Egziabher, Cheryl O'Brien, James Murren

Organization

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Gaia Association

Description

Project Gaia (PG) and UNHCR piloted an alternative fuel cookstove in the Shimelba Refugee Camp in Ethiopia in order to reduce the dependency on firewood and reduce the need for firewood collection. The cookstove used was the CleanCookstove which ran on ethanol. An assessment 6 months into the pilot program showed a significant decrease in fuelwood collection and consumption. A decision was made to scale up the project, and the following report is an assessment of the pilot study and a strategy document to enable the expansion of the cookstove provision program.

Year of publication

2006