Description/achievement of initiative
The project through partnership will promote and increase access to modern, cleaner and more affordable sources of energy for cooking in Kiribati, Tuvalu and RMI. The heavy reliance on fuel wood for cooking have made its mark in the coral atolls like Kiribati, RMI and Tuvalu where the rapidly declining supply have forced people to use kerosene. The use of fuel wood and kerosene for cooking is both an environmental problem in terms of the unsustainable cutting of trees and emissions and a health hazard to women and children mostly
1) Cooking fuel survey conducted; analysis of data and report presented;2) Develop a Cooking for Life (CFL) and heating strategy; and investment plans for the countries;3) Implementation of the Cooking for Life and heating strategy and investment plans;4) Capacity building on technical aspects and accounting (book-keeping) for government officials; NGO and community ( women’s group);5) Development of a sustainable business model for the establishment of small-micro finance business to be coordinated by women; and6) Improve and establish quality international standards of storage area for LPG.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
March 2013- 2014 ( cooking fuel survey, consultation with project partners and Development of the Cooking For Life (CFL) strategy and investment plan for each country - Kiribati, Tuvalu and RMI). 2016 -2017 implementation of pilot projects in Kiribati and Tuvalu. Projects activities pilot 100 households for use of LPG and 110 households for improved biomass stoves in Kiribati and Tuvalu. Includes the technical and business training for local NGOs and households.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The Energy programme of the Economic Development Division of the Pacific Community (SPC) will be responsible for the overall project coordination, management and reporting on its implementation and progress to the project partners.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be developed and signed with key project partners for the implementation of the project.
Government ( Department of Energy); Local NGOs, Women’s group, Private Sector and Development Partners