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Kenya Cookstoves Project

DGB and AIAT, focus to manufacture and distribute efficient cookstoves to people by providing them with efficient, locally-manufactured stoves in this project.

Contribution to community

Using an energy-efficient stove has a significant impact

Each energy-efficient stove saves 25 Tons of CO2 emission when compared to conventional, open fire cooking. The reduction in wood use can effectively reduce this source of deforestation, allowing afforestation or conservation projects to be more effective.

Stoves save 25 tonnes of CO2 emissions

The reduction in wood use can effectively reduce this source of deforestation, allowing afforestation or conservation projects to be more effective.

Local Community Development

At a domestic level, the use of an energy-efficient stove has a significant, positive impact. It improves their health and overall development of cleanliness and wellbeing.

What we’ve achieved this project:

1,7M+

Ton CO2 To Be Captured

150K

Cookstoves

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Reducing carbon emissions

Each energy-efficient stove saves 25M+ tonnes of CO2 emissions when compared to conventional, open fire cooking. The reduction in wood use can effectively reduce this source of deforestation, allowing afforestation or conservation projects to be more effective.

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Community and health benefit

The decrease in the amount of carbon dioxide released by the fires into the atmosphere with the wood and coal used as the main fuel source by the local people has also positively affected the daily life of the people of the region.

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About this region

DGB and our partners, AIAT, manufacture and distribute 150,000 efficient cookstoves to people in multiple sites across Mount Kenya & Aberdare areas.Mount Kenya and the Aberdares are both in the central province of Kenya. The climate of this region is generally cooler than the rest of Kenya, as a result of the high altitude. Since the 1970s, much of the forest landscape which previously covered much of these areas has been fragmented or degraded. As a result of this, the availability, security and quality of water (providing nearby cities like Nyeri and Nairobi) has started to decline. This makes the conservation and restoration of forests (and, in turn, the ecosystem services which they provide) a priority for this region. Population growth has increased pressure on the forest ecosystems, as communities deforest land for firewood.

Learn more about this project

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural conversion process.

Sustain local and regional water quality by limiting nutrient and sediment inputs to local waterways which result from the conversion of forest land to agriculture.

Conserve fast disappearing streams, wetlands, and forest ecosystems.

Undertake local consultations and develop community projects.

Protect local flora and fauna

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Team

People on the ground

Haron Wachira

Local Project Manager

Jayan Patel

Local Project Manager

Nicholas Wall

Ecologist and Conservation Biologist

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Who we are

We're market leaders in carbon & biodiversity offset globally

We are a project developer of high quality large-scale carbon and biodiversity projects accredited by third-parties.

We’re striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against deforestation and desertification.