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Distribution and delivery Technical Training on sustainable energy saving stoves

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

In recent years, the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has often been in the headlines due to the protracted armed conflict which has engulfed the country since December 2013. The ongoing strife is a major impediment to good governance, the productive use of natural resources and the protection of the country’s environmental assets. The degradation of the resources is likely to take its toll if the right policies and practices are not put in place and enforced in order to mitigate adverse effects to the environment. Environmental degradation may be a result of poverty, increasing population growth, inadequate alternative livelihoods and/or unfordable energy technologies. Forest cover is a resource that is prone to degradation as a result of the aforementioned causes of environmental degradation. The current economic crisis in South Sudan has forced many people to rely on the forest cover for their survival. Most households in Juba spend a lot of time and/or money on collecting and/or purchasing firewood and charcoal. This leads to deforestation, environmental degradation. This indiscriminate burning of firewood or charcoal for cooking is not only leading to significant greenhouse gas emissions but households also need to spend a lot of time and/or money on collecting and/or purchasing firewood and charcoal. Besides, firewood collection and charcoal production lead to deforestation and environmental degradation. The introduction of more efficient and clean cooking stove technology is crucial to save the environment of Juba and to reduce the cost for households who are relying on charcoal for cooking. The proposed initiative herein has the potential to support inclusive climate mitigation action that directly or indirectly promotes women’s contributions to environmental conservation. The project promotes environmental, social, economic and development co-benefits and taking a gender-sensitive approach.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

The project will be implemented in Torit state of south Sudan with a planed intervention in Nimule payam which located in south Sudan Uganda boarder.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

The economic benefits associated with time-savings can be significant if time is spent on productive, income generating activities. The impact of solar stoves on the household economy is defendant on the organisation of household economy and the extent to which the household is linked to the wider economic network. Savings achieved through the use of the solar stoves will invested in more food, which will be shared among neighbors.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

Moderate cooking temperatures in simple solar cookers help preserve nutrients. Those who otherwise could not afford the fuel to do so can cook nutritious foods such as legumes and many whole grains—that require hours of cooking. At times many families must trade scarce food for cooking fuels. Solar cooking can help them to keep more food and improve their nutrition. Smoky cooking fires irritate lungs and eyes and can cause diseases. Solar cookers are smoke-free. Smoke from cooking fires is a major cause of global warming. Cooking fires are dangerous, especially for children, and can easily spread if not contained causing damage to buildings, gardens, etc. Solar cookers are fire-free. Millions of people routinely walk for miles to collect fuel wood for cooking. Burdensome fuel-gathering trips can cause injuries, and expose woman and girls to danger from GBV and other criminal acts. Solar cooking reduces these risks and burdens, and frees time for other activiti

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

“Access to clean cooking”. Clean fuels and technologies are critical for achieving the goals set by other Sustainable Development Goals that pertain to poverty alleviation (SDG2), good health and well being (SDG 4), gender equality (SDG 5), and climate action (SDG 13). Providing households with access to clean cooking stove is of vital importance. the low-emission stoves serve as an important transitional solution—with benefits for women`s and children`s health and livelihoods. Improve public health with reduce household air pollution level. Reducing harmful Greenhouse Gas {GHG} emission and black carbon stock

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

(A). conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem through limiting rate dependent on firewood by enhancing ecological importance to the forest areas protecting ecosystem. (B). Improving indoor and outdoor air quality. (C) Reduce GHG emission to achieve sustainable low carbon so-economic development. (D) Reduce the rate of climate impact and lowering air pollution and concentration. (E). It will also reduce the rate of deforestation and forest degradation in the area. (F) Help in restoration of degradation land and also restrict climate change. (G) Promote green economy both climate change adaptation and mitigation objectives. (H) Help in conservation and the sustainable use of environment and natural resources.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

Nimule is a town in the southern part of South Sudan in Magwi County, Imatong State. It lies approximately 197 kilometres (122 mi), by road, southeast of Juba, the capital of South Sudan and largest city in the country. The town also lies approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, north of Gulu, Uganda, the nearest large city.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

In South Sudan over 99 % of the population depends on forests as their source of energy – fuel wood and charcoal, and timber for construction and furniture. 86 % of the households use firewood and charcoal for cooking and is usually done in an open fire base. This heavy dependence on fuel wood and charcoal is estimated to contribute to an annual deforestation rate of between 1.5 and 2.0%. Women are spending long hours each day on firewood collection in the less secure outskirts of the city and in their traditional kitchens. Men are camped in the peripheries of Juba to cut down the natural forest for charcoal and timber in order to earn a living. This initiative seeks to increase access of households and communities to improved cook stoves by introducing affordable high thermal efficiency and low greenhouse gas emitting cooking stoves in Juba. The project will further seek to empower women to recycle paper, saw dust and charcoal dust into briquettes to reduce the

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

CSO, will work in partnership with Educational Development Organization of south Sudan (EDOOSS) and we also hope to work in partnership with Indigent Development Organization (IDO)

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Returning home

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Product: A new or enhanced physical product that creates value for end beneficiaries

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Group or Organization Name

Children support Organization (CSO)

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Children support organization is all about giving prerogative support to the needy and removing misery by giving strength and alternative attainable empowerment, Its efforts are all about implementation of the Geneva convention on the rights of women & children, in order to meet a positive listing change in South Sudan. Through vocational training by apprenticeship, CSO south Sudan will increase the range of skills to be provided to women of the boarder towns include Shaggy carpet making, bar soap and Liquid soap making, Hair dressing. CSO south Sudan shall identify trainers within the proposed areas who will train these youth by example. After a period of two years, the project shall use previously trained women and girls to assist in the project as mentors to the project beneficiaries. CSO does not work in isolation. The organization has a working partnership with the local government and other NGOs in the County, which identify with the mission of the organization

Website URL:

We have not yet developed our web site. However once we secured funds it will be prioritized

Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country

South Sudan

Organization Headquarters: City / State


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