Energy Sector

Objective: Ensuring the population has sufficient access to energy

Energy requirements are basic for all refugees and asylum seekers. The current situation is that refugees are using firewood, plant wastes, shrubs and charcoal for cooking which is both expensive, unsustainable and has a negative impact on the environment (deforestation) as well as social impact to the refugees in terms of SGBV effects. More than half the households use non-cost effective and non-energy saving methods for cooking. We now have some solar street lights and lanterns that have been distributed but these are insufficient and cover less than half of the population demands. We hope to look into more sustainable sources of cooking fuel especially the briquettes that use domestic and institutional wastes. We also want to look at better or cost effective means of running water systems either by solar or Hydro-electricity from the national grid. With better options, we also continue pursuing solar lighting options for refugee households. We look into having refugees being availed or having skills and access to better energy saving technologies and stoves. Nsamizi targeted providing alternative cooking fuel (briquettes) to 35 % of refugee households for settlement with priority going to all PSN households

Summary of activities: Distribution of charcoal briquette to the community, Sensitization on charcoal briquette use, Construction of Eco stoves, Construction of lorena stoves and Repairs for solar street light

Nsamizi provides community training on lorena stove construction as a better cooking energy source.

Distributing briquettes to the EVI’s of  Nyarugugu village -Nakivale

Nsamizi is training women groups in making sustainable fuels with locally available materials such as cow dung, char dust, anthill soil, bean husks and banana peelings.


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