Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
To provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
Capacity Building, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Livelihoods
Technologies & Fuels
Pellets / Briquettes
Clean Cooking Activities
Since Sept 2016, NRC Kenya has been partnering with Sanivation Company to pilot the sale of charcoal briquettes in Kakuma. The Sanivation briquettes used in the pilot are produced from fecal sludge from 250 households in combination with carbonized biomass waste. Selected households are provided with container-based toilets where wastes are contained, treated, mixed with charcoal dust and converted into briquettes.
NRC Kenya will partner with Prime Cookstoves, Njuca Consolidated Co Ltd., and Light Africa Right (LAR) to enhance access to clean cookstoves and sustainably produced briquettes to refugees and host community in Kakuma, Kenya. It builds on an ongoing pilot project targeting the same population but with some variations to the approach based on the lessons learnt so far.
Each partner will play unique and complimentary roles:
a) NRC will facilitate Prime and Njuca’s entry to the target communities and access to distribution channels for stoves and briquettes; store stoves and briquettes; and organize local groups to gather briquette feedstock.
b) Prime will manufacture the biomass cookstoves to be sold to the target population; and provide training in stove sales and after-sales service.
c) LAR as Prime’s distributor in Kenya will import Prime stoves and ensure delivery to the Kakuma for distribution.
d) Njuca will supply initial briquettes to NRC’s distribution hubs and train youth to develop fuel from locally-available materials and usage.
Regions Operating In
Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
Naushad Merali Drive (Formerly El Molo Drive), Off James Gichuru Road
Nairobi, Kenya Po Box 21211-00100 GPO
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Andrea Bianchi
Title: Head of Programme-Kenya
Phone: +254 795 431 591
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Halkano Jillo
Title: Food Security Specialist
Phone: +254 720 493 364Request an Edit to This Profile