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2010

Bio-Gas as alternative source of energy for Environmental protection and improving livelihood at household level (Eritrea)

Erythrée

Titre : Bio-Gas as alternative source of energy for Environmental protection and improving livelihood at household level (Eritrea)

Pays : Erythrée

Numéro projet : ERI/SGP/OP4/Y3/CORE/2010/08

Domaine : Biodiversity Climate Change Mitigation Land Degradation

Durée : 2010-2011

Bénéficiaires : National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students-Head Quarter

Présentation
The location of the project is in Aditekelezan sub-town, which is 45 km west of Asmara. A research on the use and installation of biogas as alternative source of energy is already conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture Central region supported by Chinese experts and it is time to use and replicate the scientific study at household level. Fifteen households preferably female headed households having some animals and adequate water will be identified and selected as direct beneficiaries of the project. Identification and selection will be done in collaboration with the Local Administration of the area. Awareness raising on alternative use of energy as biogas and environmental protection to the community and especially the young people will be conducted to illicit behavioral change in the use of firewood and protecting trees. Youth action groups will be established for awareness raising and tree planting purpose to secure the environment and further disseminate the use of biogas as alternative source of energy by their communities.
The overall objective of the bio-gas project is to contribute to the behavioral change on environment protection and livelihood development among Aditekelezan community by introducing Bio-Gas as alternative source of energy.
Immediate Objectives : Introduction of biogas as alternative source of energy in selected 15 households preferably female headed households ; develop the capacity of the community through on the job training on the use of biogas technology ; establish youth action groups to protect the environment through tree planting and environmental protection ; enhance the awareness of the community on environmental protection and livelihood development.
The project activities will mainly focus on constructing the 15 bio-gas facilities, building the capacity of selected community members on how to use, install and maintain biogas, raise the awaress of the community in general and the young community in particular to protect their environment through various means and promote the use of biogas as an alternative source of energy.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 31,127.75
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 11,894.95
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 34,205.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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