CLIMATE ALERT AND FOREST CONSERVATION TRUST
To preserve the natural resource base on which life depends through conservation awareness, sustainable use clean cooking methods and climate smart agriculture that can reduce pressure on the forest cover within the Albertine region.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Institutional Cooking, Livelihoods, Marketing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Crop residues, Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
The influx of people within the Albertine region in western Uganda resulting from infrastructure developments such as the international airport, pipeline construction, oil refineries, agriculture has contributed to the loss of forest cover where local communities have been using as a source of fuel wood for cooking in their households. Among the most affected are the natural forests and fragmented private forests with in community farm lands in the area. This has resulted to conflicts In a bid to emphasize proper regulated child nutrition, promotion of practices and strategies that will ensure proper enhancement of the environment, natural resources, environmental management and education to promote sustainable environmental conservation programs in the area, creating a safe environment to the disabled children by overcoming the massive fire burn accidents among disabled children and the epileptic in homes, the burdened firewood collection by a girl child and a mother, the massive cutting down of trees for firewood and reducing of smoke related diseases that affects the respiratory system and eye sights for human.
Climate Alert and Forest Conservation Trust (CAFCOT) has strategies to mitigate the above mentioned challenges faced in the communities through promoting clean, affordable and efficient cooking methods to the communities, promote fast growing tree woodlot planting as a source fuel wood.
The organisation will participate in implementing the project activities for clean cooking alliance through training, mobilization,manufacturing and installation clean cooking stoves, maintenance for sustainable development that will contribute to various benefits to the communities, that is to say;
Improved Cooking Stoves adopted households will be subjected to lesser level of indoor air pollution vis-à-vis
CO2, carbon monoxide and particulate matter as a result of implementation of this project
activity. Pollutants released from the combustion of firewood fuel form a key factor for many
respiratory diseases found in rural house holds.
Efficiently transferring the heat to the cooking medium ensures exact usage of fuel for the
cooking activity reducing Green House Gas emissions. The depletion rate of forest reserves in provincial
areas will be reduced considerably.
Socio and Economic Benefits:
Implementation of project activity will result in employment opportunities for people involved
with installation, maintenance and sales of these household biomass based cookers.
Program will improve the status of living of people in rural house holds since the community
level implementation of units of these kinds can be carried out at considerably lower costs.
There will be less dependence on firewood and expenses and time associated with firewood
buying and collection.
Business development component of the program activity will result in the enhancement of capacity
development and technical know how for moderately educated people in the community
through workshops, seminars and training programs that will be organised by the organisation hence contributing to the socio economic development of the local communities.
Adaptation of locally manufactured technology using available raw materials with optimized
energy efficiencies leads to build a technical self-reliance.
The organisation will be fully engaged in implementing the project activities as far as promoting clean cooking methods to the small scale farmers is concerned
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
KAMPALA, WESTERN UGANDA P.O.BOX,333 HOIMA-UGANDA
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. KIRUNGI DERICK
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. KWIKIRIZA HUMPHREY
Title: PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Phone: 0773698725Request an Edit to This Profile