Burundi

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Improved Cooking

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Technologies improved cookstoves (ICS)
EnDev 1 September 2005 -
September 2009
EnDev 2 September 2010 -
June 2019
Partners Focus on local private sector
Implementers GIZ
Outcomes (12/2017) Access to electricity:
  • 2,400 people

Access to modern cooking energy:

  • 19,400 people

Access to modern energy services:

  • 31 social institutions
  • 161 SMEs

Figures reflect the non-adjusted sum of EnDev 1 and EnDev 2 outcomes. Read more in EnDev's Monitoring



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Energy Situation

Nearly all rural households in Burundi use biomass for cooking (99%), for which firewood is the by far dominant source of energy. The resulting deforestation and indoor air pollution are still worsened by using inefficient cooking technologies. Apart from th euse of biomass, rural households' energy consumption is minimal, with electricity at just 0,3% and fossil fuels at 0,4%.

However, the countries' potential for renewable generation of electricity (through hydro, PV) is considerable, though largely unused.

For more information see energypedia.

Approach

EnDev Burundi facilitates the promotion and distribution of improved cookstoves through the private sector, NGos and other actors from the civil society. EnDev created a platform for the local private sector in order for them to share experiences and to exchange knowledge with companies from from neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Uganda. The project ensures that Burundi benefits from knowledge transfer in the development of improved cookstoves.

EnDev Burundi supports capacity building measures for stove producers and the development of a distribution network. The project further supports the market by conducting market studies and quality tests.