CARE   |   2008
Type: Research Report
Topic: Environment/Climate
Country: Rwanda
Community-assisted Access to Sustainable Energy (CASE) project aims at reducing the gap between biomass energy supply and demand for 24,000 poor rural and peri-urban households in the districts of Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Gisagara and Huye of southern province in Rwanda by 50% by the year 2010. The project is co-funded by the European Commission, Austrian Development Agency, CARE Austria and CARE Rwanda. The project intends to promote the use of improved cooking stoves and charcoal production with firewood saving techniques. The project promotes not only the use of improved stoves and carbonization techniques, but also the production of improved stove as an income generating activity. It will conduct environmental education in the project area and provide capacity building to stove makers and charcoal producers. This report presents the results of the baseline study carried out in 8 sectors of the project intervention area during the month of April 2008.