Fuel-Efficient Stove Review
A programmatic review of Fuel Efficient Stove (FES) projects in the three states of Darfur, Sudan.
Project dates: March - October 2008
ProAct Network assisted CHF International and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in undertaking a programmatic review of Fuel Efficient Stove (FES) projects in the three states of Darfur, Sudan. The review, which was funded by UNEP, FAO and UNFPA, examined the full range of FES projects being implemented from the perspective of institutional approaches, efficiency and effectiveness.
FES projects have been introduced in Darfur where a total of almost one million people have been displaced by the conflict and the main source of energy remains fuelwood.
The sheer concentration of people in camps has heightened the localised environmental impact of fuelwood collection. One feature of the current conflict has been the high levels of gender-based violence directed against women leaving camps or villages to collect fuelwood.
By highlighting lessons learned from the field and suggesting improvements based on the collective experience of agencies across Darfur the review provides recommendations on how the design and implementation of FES projects in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan may be improved.
As part of this project, ProAct has developed a data collection tool (FES Toolkit) for gathering information in the field.
ProAct, through the financial assistance of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children and Children presented the findings of the project at the conference Beyond Firewood: Exploring Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies in Humanitarian Settings, held on December 11-12 in New Delhi, India.