Simoshi's Institutional Improved Cookstoves project

Last Modified: Fri Oct 26 2018 16:56:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1,500
    The number of institutional improved cook stoves (IICS) that Simoshi plans to install in schools in Uganda.
  • 450
    schools will have access to these stoves, resulting in reduction of firewood and hence a reduction in CO2 emissions. Through its CARE2 programme, GVEP International assists Simoshi with identifying the schools benefiting from the new technology, sensitising and training of staff, and monitoring their use throughout the year.
  • 340,000
    children will benefit from this progam as will the kitchen staff in all these schools, who can now cook in a friendly and comfortable environment.
  • 31,286 tonnes
    annual reduction in CO2 emissions. The subsequent financial transaction of the carbon credits pays off the initial cost of acquiring the IICS, plus all maintenance and running costs of the operation. Uganda Carbon Bureau provides expertise on carbon finance and access to the international carbon market through its registered ICSEA PoA.
  • 600
    The number of institutional improved cook stoves (IICS) that Simoshi will install during first phase of its project in boarding schools around Kampala, Uganda. The chosen technology is the rocket stove design, locally manufactured by Ugandan companies.
  • 79
    Number of schools where IICS will be implemented based on an agreement signed between Simoshi and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Simoshi will be responsible to changing the traditional cooking habits in these KCCA supported primary schools. 60,000 children will benefit from the installation of institutional improved cook stoves, with 10,000 tonnes of CO2 to be reduced annually and 11.4 tonnes of firewood saved per year.
  • 41
    Schools covered as of Apr 2017.
  • 15
    KCCA supported schools covered of the 79 as of Aug 2017.
  • $100,000
    Grant awarded by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) for Simoshi's project. Under the Clean Cooking Window's Renewable Energy Challenge Fund (RECF), UNDCF will be co-investing in Simoshi's project and efforts as it aims to close the communication gap on household clean cooking.
  • 70
    Number of new schools that will be targeted in 2018 on the back of a partnership with Centenary Bank. Schools will be able to access Energy4Impact's loan scheme (HIL) managed by Centenary Bank.