Promoting Matribhumi Improved cooking Stove to improve climate resiliency of local people.

Promoting Matribhumi Improved cooking Stove to improve climate resiliency of local people

Ongoing Programs

Title

Promoting Matribhumi Improved cooking Stove to improve climate resiliency of local peoplePromoting Matribhumi Improved cooking Stove to improve climate resiliency of local people.

Implementation Area

All wards of Ratna Nagar Municipality, Chitwan

Implementation Year/Duration

June 2014 and November 2015 (18 Months)

Objectives

The main objective of the project is to reduce firewood dependency from forest and help to mitigate climate change by promoting newly modified Matribhumi improved cooking (MICS) stoves.

Specific Objectives

  • To promote newly modified Matribhumi improved cooking (MICS) stoves and build climate resiliency of local people
  • To help in livelihood by developing skilled MICS technician.
  • To aware local people about indoor air pollution and environment conservation

Activities

  • A total of three workshops will be carried out for dissemination of information. The inception workshop will be conducted inviting all the major stakeholders of communities to share information and seek options for the project activities.
  • Baseline information will be collected on firewood consumption, collection time and extra expenses on LPG collected from 100 hhs questionnaire survey at the project area
  • Promotion of M-ICS with awareness and sensitization activities:

The project will mobilize existing groups such as CFUGs, BZUG, cooperatives or women saving and credit groups, farmers’ groups, and youth clubs. In fact the mobilization of the CBOs will access the project to reach deprived and marginalized target groups.

For the promotion of M-ICS in the communities, there require continuous awareness activities. The project awareness programs will target to 5 CFUGs, 2 Women Groups and 3 local schools. The major content for the awareness programs includes; importance of environment conservation, benefits of M-ICS, comparison traditional cooking stove with M-ICS, coping strategy for climate change and harmful health effects of indoor air pollution and drawing competitions for the students.

  • Technical M-ICS making training:

The interested 15 local people will be selected, who represent different wards of the Ratnanagar Municipality and provided training on M-ICS making.

  • Documentation and dissemination:

The project will submit quarterly progress reports in three month interval and final report after completion of the project. To disseminate information on the project activities, the medias; local FM station, national newspapers and TV will coverage news

Indicators develop for monitoring

  • Indicator No. 1: 1000 No.of M-ICS installed by the Sep 2015 at Ratnagar Municipality
  • Indicator No 2: 30 No of skilled M-ICS technician developed by Sep 2015
  • Indicator No 3: 16 numbers events for Workshop/ Training/ Awareness workshop conducted by 2015

Implementation Modality
The project is designed with full community participatory approach from the implementation of project activities to exit with sustainable fund allocation for M-ICS management. The project will mobilize existing groups such as CFUGs, BZUG, cooperatives or women saving and credit groups, farmers’ groups, and youth clubs to carry out the project activities. The project will be implemented and constant monitored by NEW Initiative and WWF. For the sustainability of the project, the matching fund generated during M-ICS installation will be handed to respective CBOs for promotion of M-ICS and other livelihood activities by managing their own revolving fund.
Sustainability of Intervention
Matribhumi Improved Cook Stove has high potential for replication to the wider range where firewood is used as main source of cooking and heating. The technician developed for M-ICS can further promote the business by collaborating with Matribhumi Urja Pvt. LTd. They will further help in after sales service in case of maintenance of M-ICS accessories like fan and adapter. The matching fund of Rs 800 contributed by community in which Rs 500 five hundred will be paid to technician and Rs 200 will be deposited to respective CBO for further revolving fund, which will be used for M-ICS promotion after project tenure or can also be used for small micro enterprises, organic farm and agriculture and to other possible areas of funding. This way the project will directly facilitate in the livelihood of people by just managing their own money.

Budget

  • Total budget; NRs.5,075,090 (USD 50,750.9)
  • Hariyo Ban support ; NRs. 4,015,090 (USD 40,150)
  • Other sources (if any): Matribhumi Urja P Ltd. Nrs.50,000 (USD 500)
  • Community Contribution: Nrs 1,010,000 (USD10,100)