Malawi
Education - Awareness-raising

Building climate change resilient

Through the project “Building a Sustainable Environment” YAED works to address and eradicate environmental vices that endanger the national ecosystem by giving communities the means to adapt and change their habits.

An initiative of Youth in Agriculture for Economic Development (YAED)

Overview of the project

Through the project “Building a Sustainable Environment” YAED works to address and eradicate environmental vices that endanger the national ecosystem. The organization works with the youth by producing environmental friendly clay cooking stoves. The project mission is to give communities the opportunity to take the necessary measures to retain and protect the environment.
The project which is being run with funding from SUN24 from United States of America provides improved cook stoves within Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world where 98% of families cook using firewood and charcoal.
The Chitetezo Mbaula clay stove uses much less firewood that traditional stoves and is easy and convenient to use, helping households to take that first step away from open fires, which pollute the air both in and outside of the home. The stoves are affordable (USD1-2), made entirely in Malawi, and accessible to those who need it most, mainly women cooking with wood on open fires.

Objective

Building resilience in the face of climate change among communities.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

12/10/2018 - 12/12/2019

Quantitative results

40% of the beneficiaries are using environmental friendly stoves.

Qualitative results

Young women have started protecting the environment.

Financing

From donors based in USA

About the
organisation

Youth in Agriculture for Economic Development (YAED)

website
Happy Arnold
Founder/Director of Programs
yaedorg@gmail.com
265888452986

YAED activities include:
Building a Sustainable Environment: Through the project “Building a Sustainable Environment” YAED works to address and eradicate environmental vices that endanger the national ecosystem. The organization works with the youth by producing environmental friendly clay cooking stoves. The project mission is to give communities the opportunity to take the necessary measures to retain and protect the environment.

Rooting out infant malnutrition of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato
The a project is run in Malawi Chiradzulu district with the funding from United States of America organization called The Pollination project (TTP) and receives the technical support from International Potato Center (CIP). it support locals with drought resilient crops which include Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato
YAED further does the following
provide technical assistance to the youth in agriculture.
lobby with policy makers in formulating youth inclusive policies.
facilitate increased agricultural production which contributes to food self sufficiency.

Find them on
A project
in collaboration
  • SUN24

    NGO, association

    website
    Kelvin Mclean
    info@sun24.solar
    +1 (813) 505-3340