Quarter Progress Report (July to September 2012) on ‘Energy Saving Stoves for Conservation in Ethiopia (10702)’ Project
The Energy Saving Stoves is an innovative project intended to improve the livelihoods of rural communities of Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia through reducing deforestation, saving money and time of rural women. The project targets 600 households in two gandas of Adami Tullu Jiddo Kombolcha district of East Shewa, Ethiopia. The project involves
awareness raising, stove production, transportation and installation along with project management supports.
The project implementation activities were under way since June 2012. The major activities done during the reporting period include briefing the project to the local partners (Government offices and local administrations at village levels). Community level discussions and sensitization were conducted in the two target gandas. A total of 100 households attended the sensitization events in July 2012. The community level workshops focused on the importance of the technology in reducing environmental, economic, social and health dimensions. At the end of one day sensitization workshop, selected community members (10 from each of the two ganda), visited the central demonstration of SEDA and a household in other ganda who installed and has been using the stoves.
The result achieved to date include: local government officers, community figures and model households gained better awareness about the technology, sensitised households showed interest to adopt the technology, the first round beneficiaries are identified and ready for the installation of the stoves.
During the report period, SEDA implemented the preparatory and awareness raising works with its internal resource (logistic, personnel) and donation from individuals, to which we are grateful. As we are at the beginning and the fund raising did not progress as intended to do more activities and we hope to do more in the next quarters. Thank you for your continued support through GlobalGiving.
Ganda (also called kebele) is the smallest administrative unit with important
political, economic and social function in Ethiopia below districts.