Connecting nature and people for sustainable future.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Institutional Cooking, Livelihoods, Marketing, Microfinance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development, Research
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Crop residues, Pellets / Briquettes, Solar, Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
Nature Kenya mobilizes local people, advocates for energy saving policies, enhances local capacities, promotes adoption of clean cook stoves, enhances their availability and installs rocket stoves in households.
Nature Kenya promotes conservation of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas at 65 sites in Kenya. These are surrounded by poor local communities who use fuel wood or charcoal in cooking. Schools around those sites also use fuel wood in cooking for pupils. The cooking stoves are not energy efficient. As a result, woodlands and forests and all bush lands are under serious threat as there is a lot of energy waste. Nature Kenya is working local groups (Site Support Groups) at 19 sites. The objective is to promote the adoption of energy saving technologies to households and institutions. As the people are poor, we look for financial resources to buy energy saving cook stoves. we also train local artisans to install rocket stoves in kitchens of households. We carry out training to demonstrate the values of adopting the technology.
Nature Kenya is an implementer. We will drive grassroots change. We will work with our network of Site Support Groups (SSGs) at Important Bird Areas to create nucleus of change at the local level. We will empower SSGs to reach out to local community. We will demonstrate the technology and promote training among local artisans to be able to start making and installing clean energy cook stoves. This will reduce the market price of clean cook stoves and make them more available and affordable to poor local communities who are depend on biomass. We will link up with government (national and county) to catalyze policy change and or implementation with support to local households and institutions to use less wood fuel as well as making wood fuel within their private farms or to engage business in making fuels that are affordable at household levels. We will share lessons of the result of capacity building, promotion of adoption of the clean energy cook stoves and their advantages. we will research the return on the investment of effort to ecosystem services and their sustenance. We will learn from the partnership on how clean energy cook stoves can be marketed to communities to use such successes to tap from climate change and carbon trade. We will partner with others to promote the technology and the learning.
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P O Box 44486, 00100, Museum Hill
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Paul Matiku
Title: Executive Director
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Caroline Kabilu
Title: Programme Support Manager
Phone: 254-20-3537568Request an Edit to This Profile