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The Mekhe Solar Cooker Project (Senegal)


Titre : The Mekhe Solar Cooker Project (Senegal)

Pays : Senegal

Durée : October 2004 – September 2006

Résumé du projet
The project aims to create a model for the sustainable use of renewable energy and regeneration of plant resources. The overall goal is to preserve vegetation through reforestation and the use of solar energy as an alternative to firewood This project encourages women of Ndiop to take advantage of the solar cookers as an alternative to firewood and to lead in effort to preserve vegetation.

The success of this project was due to the following activities : ❚ Raising awareness about the use and promotion of renewable sources ❚ Manufacture and marketing of solar cookers ❚ Establishment of a nursery ❚ Regeneration of vegetation by reforestation ❚ Capacity building of grassroots actors ❚ Cost-benefit analysis of the use of the solar cooker vs. use of coal and firewood ❚ Establishment of a micro-credit scheme to finance activities of women

SGP Contribution : US$ 49,808
In-cash cofinancing : US$ 34,567

Bénéficiaires  : The solar cooker project created 10 jobs, built the capacity of 105 women and 22 men, and placed 30 facilitators ; 700 people, including two government ministers, visited the site.

GEF Small Grants Programme

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