Access to modern cooking solutions


    Development of the Integrated Action Plan and effective management tools to promote sustainable access to household energy and mitigate climate change

    2019 / Mairie de Bangui (EU)

    The objective of the project is to develop an integrated action plan to improve access to sustainable energy in the residential sector in the city of Bangui (Central African Republic - CAR), while protecting the environment and the climate. The action plan targets both electricity (for lighting needs, telephone charging, radios, TV, etc.) and fuelwood (especially for cooking). The developed action plan includes an economic and financial analysis and focuses on fostering public-private partnerships. It also includes an estimate of the human and financial resources needed to implement the plan complete with a resource mobilization strategy. Finally, the plan comes with a monitoring and evaluation plan.


    Analysis of the Charcoal Value Chainin in Katete district

    2018 / SNV

    The overall objective of the project is to ensure increased and diversified income to smallholder farm households from agroforestry systems, while sustainably produced wood and non-wood forest products from trees grown outside forests contribute to reduced deforestation and forest degradation in Zambia. Under this project, MARGE’s role is to support the development of a sustainable charcoal value chain. The first step of this support is to carry out a baseline study on the charcoal value chain in Katete District. This study aims at identifying the driving forces behind charcoal production, understanding the key players in the value chain, documenting the current production techniques and possible improvement as well as providing information on the scale and economic value of the charcoal industry in Eastern Province, Zambia. 


    Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP) - Clean Cooking Intervention

    2015 - 2017 / GIZ

    The project consists in facilitating access to at least one improved agro-processing thermal energy technology for at least 300 cooperatives of rural agro-processors in one NESP State Partner, focusing on NIger State and rice processing. It aims to stimulate the launch of a viable commercial market for improved cooking/agro-processing equipment, by supporting selected manufacturers with technology improvement, business/marketing trainings, strengthening their distribution chains and marketing campaigns. In association with ICEED (Nigeria) we will carry out a market assessment, stakeholder mapping, education campaign to convince farmers to change technology for to make rice processing more energy efficient. M&E to ensure technology adoption. Coordination with relevant State Organizations and the Ministry of Environment through a Steering Committee will allow learning at the national level.

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    Capitalization study of Biogas Family project in Mali (BFM), and Climate and Energy project in West Africa (CEnAO)

    2015 / Fondation GoodPlanet - Geres

    The biogaz family project (BFM) carried by the GoodPlanet Foundation, aims at realizing 100 biodigesters within family groups in Kita and Bougouni districts.
    Climate and Energy Project in West Africa (CEnAO), carried by GERES, seeks the massive introduction of high-performance cooking equipment in households in the Bamako district, through the production and distribution of improved cookstoves and briquettes fuels.


    Gender and Energy Research Programme: Productive uses of energy in the informal food preparatop and processing sectors

    2015 - 2018 / Twente University

    Research study in Senegal, South Africa, and Rwanda on the use of energy & gender in the informal food supply chain. Carry out the work in Rwanda as contribution to the over all project, including a survey among foodstalls. This is a collaboration of Twente University, Cape Town University, ENDA and MARGE.