Teach the community the skills of Improved cooking Stoves (ICS)

Published: 12 July 2021
Last edited: 12 July 2021

After understanding the weight of cutting trees for heating energy on forests, the people looks for alternative to reduce deforestation.  The majority concluded to learn how to efficiently use less bulk of trees with same results in energy. Thus, the improved cooking stoves reduce 30% of wood for same result in heating.



Education, training and other capacity development activities
Management planning
Sustainable financing
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

The availability of financial resources: To produce ICS requires a mix different materials that need to be bought.

Informed community: The knowledge of people enhance the right choice, ICS is one solution but there are other intervention that might be used to protect the environment, it is required to discuss all options possible before any final decision. Therefore it is necessary to educate and train beneficiaries before any activity to be conducted.

Lessons learned

The participation of the local community is the key to all achievements and sustainability of solution in the environment matters. We learned that when the action respects the win-win rule, then there is an interest of all stakeholders. The skills in ICS making was a big earning for the community and the later was motivated and contributed to achievements of our goals.

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