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Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA)


Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA)

Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA) | Uganda
Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA) | Uganda
Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA) | Uganda
Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA) | Uganda
Energy efficient cookstoves Uganda (CORSIA) | Uganda

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This project distributes improved cookstoves to around 25,600 families in rural Uganda. Most families are cooking on three stone fires which consume large amounts of firewood and cause air pollution.

Project highlights

  • Using cleaner cookstoves results in better air quality in the homes, reducing respiratory illnesses amongst mainly children and women.
  • The improved cookstoves burn wood more efficiently thereby improving thermal energy transfer to pots and so limiting the amount of biomass to be burnt.
  • Reduction of time spent on collecting firewood, so additional time can be spend on other economic activity.


Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife is a significant element in the biological environment, making many different species endemic to the country’s region.

Besides the economic poverty levels and being ranked at 163 on the Human Development Index, Ugandans also struggle when it comes to the use of modern energy services for household cooking purposes. Most of the household energy consumption is catered by the solid biomass which remains at the most rudimentary stage in the energy ladder.

The Uganda Energy Efficient Cookstoves project will be attempting to address these issues by implementing the distribution of 26,600 Improved Cookstoves (ICS) to 3 districts across Uganda, to allow households to cook more practically, safely, and efficiently.

Most families living in Uganda cook currently with traditional three stone fires or open fires which create serious health implications for locals. This means that a lot of time is spent for firewood collection, causing deforestation and land degradation. Firewood combustion is moreover a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change.

To address the above issues, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Project is implementing energy efficient cookstoves to households within three districts of Uganda. These implementations will allow households to cook the same amount of food using less firewood and reduce their health issues from smoke.

The total emission reduction from the disseminated 25,600 improved cookstoves will be around 480,976 tonnes of CO2, with an annual average emission reduction of 32,065 tonnes of CO2.

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