UNIDO, partners rolls out 500,000 clean cook stoves in Tanzania
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cook stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Speaking on behalf of the District Commissioner for Ilala, the District Administrative Secretary expressed appreciation for the joint efforts in enabling residents to be amongst the first ones to benefit from clean cooking technology, allowing them to switch from charcoal and wood fuel to cleaner alternatives which , in turn, also reduces deforestation.
UNIDO Representative to Tanzania and Mauritius Stephen Kargbo noted that the project will create employment through the local assembly of ethanol stoves and will also have a positive impact on the health of women and children. In addition, the project will spur the growth of the ethanol fuel industry based on several feedstock options that are available through agro-wastes from sugar cane, cashew and other crops.
The roll-out is the first major milestone of the project funded by the 6th cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project is implemented in collaboration with the Vice President's Office, Division of Environment, the Ministry of Energy, the Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and many others.