Enabling Maasai women to access improved cook stoves in Mbirikani Group Ranch, Kenya – report
In FY14, AWF implemented a Masai Stoves Project (MSP) in Mbirikani Group Ranch in the three villages adjacent to Chyulu Hills in Kilimanjaro Landscape (KL). The aim of the project was to raise awareness among local community on the multiple benefits of using improved cook stoves and solar lighting technology as well as build their capacity in fabrication and installation of improved cookstoves. Finally, it also aimed at creating partnerships among organizations and institutions that work on energy technologies in this area to strengthen capacity for scaling up and finally, to reach out to the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and Climate Change desk in Kenya to sensitize policy on clean energy. The trainings of fabricators and Masai women were undertaken and the cookstoves installed except the solar lighting which was not funded. This report describes the status of the project implementation after the end of the project cycle in September 2014 with clear recommendations.