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

Publicado: 12 Julio 2021
Última edición: 07 Octubre 2021

After understanding the impacts of cutting trees in forests for heating energy, the people look for an 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 use of wood by 30% with the same result in heating.



Educación, entrenamiento y otras actividades de desarrollo de capacidades
Planificación de Manejo
Financiamiento sustentable
Medios de vida sustentables
Escala de aplicación
Fase de la solución

Factores favorables

The availability of financial resources: To produce ICS requires a mix of 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 interventions 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.

Lecciónes aprendidas

The participation of the local community is the key to all achievements and sustainability of solution in environmental 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 benefit for the community, which was motivated and contributed to achievements of our goals.

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