Sub-Saharan Africa Cookstove Program

Project Overview

Established in xxxx, project developer, CQC, created the Sub-Saharan Cookstove program to address the weaknesses of most rural cookstove projects worldwide. The Program provides households with access to two cookstoves instead of the one so families can cook two meals at once and/or heat water and cook food simultaneously. The program helps with health benefits as well as time saving benefits of cleaner and more efficient stoves. 

Project Location and Biodiversity

The Sub-Saharan Cookstove program covers a portfolio of 11 projects across nine countries including Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Standard and Accreditation

The project is registered according to the VERRA Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and SD Vista accreditation is currently pending.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sub-Saharan Africa Cookstove Program covers seven SDGs by improving community health standards and environmental footprint. CQC’s stove and required improved kitchen ventilation materially reduces the burden of disease from inhaling PM 2.5, which are very small particles usually found in smoke, and is especially effective in reducing the incidence of pneumonia in infants which in Africa is the largest cause of child mortality. Fuel-switching to fully sustainable crop residues and small branches of trees and shrubs that regrow readily, making cooking energy sustainable and using it cleanly and efficiently.

Carbon Credits

The Sub-Saharan Cookstove program generates carbon credits through reducing the need to use an open fire method of cooking, which releases more CO2 emissions than fuel efficient cookstoves. For example, CQC’s rocket stove cuts CO2 emissions by around half by increasing its thermal efficiency to 30%. Contact our Corporate Solutions team to learn more.



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