Achievement at a glance
Developed a Cooking for Life Strategy and Implementation plan for Kiribati. Energy Planning Unit in Kiribati has adopted the Strategy and plan as guideline to the implementation of the CFL initiatives. Part of this was the development of Kiribati Subsidy Transfer Policy Paper. Project awareness on clean cooking fuels (LPG) and technologies (LPG stoves and improved biomass stoves) was conducted in Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands and Tuvalu. Signed of the Memorandum of Agreement between local NGOs (KiGender CC and Fanau Niutao Funafuti Association) for the implementation of pilot projects for the LPG stoves and improved cook stoves. The two pilot projects are: 1) Efficient cooking for the improvement of livelihoods in Kiribati- Promote the use of LPG and improved biomass stoves in South Tarawa and Betio. Pilot 100 households for the use of LPG stoves and 110 households for the improved biomass cook-stoves. 2) Efficient Stove and Cleaner Fuel for Cooking in Tuvalu – promote the use of LPG and improved biomass cook stoves in Funafuti, pilot 50 households for the use of LPG and 110 households for improved biomass cook-stoves. Feb-April 2016 - Procurement of LPG stoves and improved biomass cook stoves (SilverFire) is completed and anticipated stoves should arrive in Kiribati and Tuvalu by May or early June 2016. 3) Marshall Islands- Kora in Okrane (KIO) Club is a woman’s organisation that is dedicated to providing targeted assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged groups in the Marshall Islands. The NGO with support from the UNDP/GEF funding they were able to distribute 800 stoves (1 per households) to communities in 5 outer islands. Distributed improved biomass stoves (SilverFire) to other 10 atoll islands with a population of 5,000 people.
Challenges faced in implementation
Changing the mind set of households- replace traditional cooking (use of kerosene stoves and open fire) with LPG stoves and improved biomass cook stoves.
Working with Finance institutions to develop a clean cooking finance package to promote working class households to have access to finance for LPG stoves.
As part of the NZ funded South-South capacity building collaborations a training attachment for Cooking for Life Programme Project partners in Kiribati. Training will include the promotion of LPG usage and demonstration of the improved biomass cook-stoves to the selected households for the pilot phase. The training is schedule to be conducted in July 2016.
Households, women, children and men.
Cleaner environment for cooking, will reduce health risks on women and children; 2) Reduce the burden on women and children collecting firewood, more free time for other income generating activities and children study time.
Reduction in the use of kerosene stove in Kiribati, Tuvalu and RMI.A total of 1,000 households (6,000 people) for each of the countries (Kiribati, Tuvalu and RMI) to have access to modern and more affordable sources of energy through LPG and improved biomass stoves
More than 100 women from the target communities and 20 trainers from the project partners receive technical and business training from the project