Empowering Rural Women on Improved Cook Stoves for Climate Change Adaptation

This project is an initiative of the International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV). It aims to empower rural women thanks to improved cook Ssoves.

An initiative of International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV)

Overview of the project

ICENECDEV is improving indoor air quality among local population by training Rural women to produce improved cook stoves using local materials and providing improved cook fuel efficient stoves in communities to reduce indoor air pollution (Smoke), improve the health of population, save the mountain forest, reduce the rate of deforestation from wood fuel, adapt and mitigate impact of climate change during the raining Season

In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that air quality causes between 7 and 8 million deaths every year. The makes air pollution the leading environmental cause of premature deaths. Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution is closely linked to increase in occurrences of cardiovascular disease, such as strokes and heart disease, as well as cancer and respiratory disease.

Around half of the estimated 7 to 8 million premature deaths annually are caused by indoor air pollution, the main source being cooking and heating with solid fuels – wood and other biomass based fuel – over open fires. The two actions that can dramatically lower biomass use and improve indoor air quality are the use of efficient cook/heating stoves and cleaner burning fuels.


Empowering Rural Women to produce improved Cook Stoves to Reduce deforestation,adapt to climate change impacts and reduce indoor air pollution

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

14/01/2018 - 1/14/2019

Quantitative results

More than 100 rural women trained on the production of improved cook stoves to reduce deforestation and reduce indoor air pollution

Qualitative results

Rural Women adapt to the impact of climate change by using improved cook stoves in Raining Season during low temperatures


Financially with Support from World Connect USA

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International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV)

Eric Fongoh

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