SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

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The project will build practical innovation skills to the informal sector energy groups in making of the fireless/smokeless basket cooking stoves, making and construction of portable metallic clay stoves, making of Briquettes using domestic wastes, and kilns production. This will be hands on training for 250 project beneficiaries who are organized in group’s 0f 30 members. It is anticipated that this project/activity will make available not only skills but actual productions that are currently needs for households, and training institutions that are no doubt impacting on the environment due to their increasing fuel wood consumption. The project has direct employment impact onto 700 youth, women and men and will indirectly have a positive impact on more than and 1500 people/community members in Kyenjojo and Kamwenge district of Uganda. SUMMARY OF OUTPUT INDICATORS  Number of organised farmers, youth and women members trained in making improved smokeless and fireless basket cooking stoves ,designing making and use  Number of farmers members trained in making solar Lorena cooking stoves making for institutions, homes and hotels  Number of farmers/ women and Youth members trained in charcoal briquette production and construction of briquette compliance stoves  Number of youth trained in kilns construction ,designing and use  Number of youth trained in making and use of biogas plants SUMMARY OF OUTCOME INDICATORS • Increased knowledge and skills among Women farmers, youths, and organised groups in the production of energy efficient technologies. • Increased production of quality and marketable improved smokeless and fireless basket cooking stoves ,briquettes production, kilns production among the women youth and men • increased return on investment and improved livelihoods of community members • it will create employment opportunities and therefore reduce unemployment among the youth • Improved health for women as a result of energy efficient technologies. • In the long term, the project will contribute to less or reduction of carbon emissions and mitigation of climate change effects. Justification of the project The rate of environmental degradation, especially forest loss in this part of the country is on the rise and demands for urgent technological interventions and innovations. This intervention requires spread of technology which is currently not available both in terms of technical know-how. This has limited the alternatives available to the local communities. In addition, the growing un-employment among the youth could easily be solved by the spread of green skills and green jobs. Therefore, this grant will no doubt contribute to the clean energy technologies and innovations/skills that are urgently needed to solve the depletion of forest resources in the region but more so, contribute to the promotion of green skills and green jobs when contributing to the sustainable conservation of the environment. Sustainability of Project Activities The inbuilt technologies and innovations among the farming communities are marketable in nature and will no doubt contribute to the retention of the trainees in the sector but will also attract more youth, and women to the trade. The trainees will inadvertently be encouraged to train others hence having a multiplier effect and growing the local capacities available in the energy sector in Kamwenge. The different types of stoves with added innovation will make them highly competitive and demanded for in the market hence earning them more money and sustaining them in the energy sector. During the project implementation, trainees will be linked to other service providers for business linkages; will promote their skills and products to the market beyond their own locality, whence replicating their services to other villages and towns. AICRO-UG will integrated tree planting for mitigating climate change and a total of 1210 seedlings will be secured from NFA {A National environment conservation organization} and trainees planted the indigenous tree species of grivelia Robusta, Measopsis and Caliaudra at their homes. The groups will be encouraged to sale the trees to the government and local NGO’s for increased income at household level. The incorporation of Village Saving & Loans Association (VSLAS) methodology trainings will increase group cohesion and sustainability, This was aimed at financial inclusion for youth and women. Impact of the project on gender and youth During the selection of beneficiaries Aicro-Uganda will enrol at least 40% will be female youth and woman. Creation of employment opportunities to over 200 trained community members /farmers (75% will be women and youth) and other 300 indirect beneficiaries that will be engaged in service provision thus reduce on unemployment situation. The project has been designed in such a way that, the trained community leaders and farmers will train other 15 women and youths soon after the project is completed. Increased incomes to the households among the trainees and their indirect beneficiaries that will enable them meet their household’s needs. This will directly reduce the challenge of domestic violence by addressing the economic factor. Reduced indoor air pollution among the women and children as they are smoke free stoves as well as related health treatment costs among the families Women with these improved energy saving cook stoves will allocate more of their time to do other economic activities or actually use the free time available to rest from the usually many domestic chores.

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