Improved Cookstoves for Social Impact in Ugandan Communities(ID: 103000000002469)
This inspiring improved cookstove project, developed by Impact Carbon (ImpactCarbon.org), was the first ever cookstove project to earn Gold Standard certification. It’s been a 10-year journey for Impact Carbon and its stove manufacturer partners, from bilateral support for pilot projects, to project scale-up with key partnership, to project maturity and independence – all which have helped create a thriving improved cookstove market in Uganda.
Carbon revenues fund 100% of the Program and are used to support Impact Carbon’s manufacturer partners to grow their businesses. Capital investments have been provided for tools and machinery that streamline production and increase the efficiency of the stoves. These investments have been coupled with best-practice guidelines and hands-on technical assistance, which ensure they can meet demand without compromising quality or efficiency.
Moreover, the project is now prioritizing demand for improved cookstoves by deploying large-scale radio mass media campaigns to deliver simple and clear messaging around the benefits of purchasing and owning an improved cookstove, mainly around reduced cooking times, lower charcoal usage and significant cost savings (as much as 50% less charcoal needed which can result in over USD$110 of savings per year).
Thanks to this project, a nascent market with a handful of manufacturers is evolving into a commercially-sustainable market.
For more information on this project, please visit ImpactCarbon.org