This project to distribute clean cooking stoves in Nigeria was initiated by local women’s groups.

Over 71 per cent of the population cooks on inefficient cookers over open fires. The resulting air pollution encouraged women in the capital Abuja to develop more fuel-efficient models.

The project enables the production and distribution of stoves with a ceramic lining that can better absorb and store heat. The reduced smoke from cooking improves the health situation of the people. The reduced consumption of firewood and charcoal contributes to the protection of local forests and saves 200,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.

More information here.