GVEP participates in the national Alliance’s strategic meeting to strengthen Ugandan cookstove market

Key stakeholders of the Uganda National Alliance for Clean Cooking (UNACC) met for a two day retreat to consolidate objectives and execute plans to increase distribution channels and improve the country’s development of the cookstove market.

Representatives from the clean cookstoves, fuels and the wider renewable energy sectors, forming part of the National Alliance’s National Executive Committee (NEC), met on 20-21 February in Uganda to approve the first year’s operational action plan. The two day event is the first of its kind since the UNACC has affirmed its role as national co-ordinator of the clean cookstove sector in Uganda. Continue reading “GVEP participates in the national Alliance’s strategic meeting to strengthen Ugandan cookstove market”

Energy Access for All

Access to energy services is a key development priority. However how a service is accessed and by whom is equally as important. Gender is often the forgotten component in the energy equation.

Men and women typically have different roles in the home and the community, which means that how energy is used varies. For example, energy is used for lighting, cooking, communication (television, radio, cell phones), ironing, heating, cooling, and cottage industry applications such as brewing. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out which tasks fall predominately to women……

Where energy services are limited women’s access—in many regions of the world—is often biomass-based and physically demanding: think about gathering firewood needed for cooking and heating. Moreover the results of these poor energy sources are often unhealthy—contributing to indoor air pollution, burns and injuries or are inferior in energy quality as seen with candles, kerosene or weak lamps for lighting. Continue reading “Energy Access for All”