The project aims to restructure and boost the market for efficient stoves and clean energy in order to protect the environment, improve the health of women and children and strengthen women’s economic power within new value chains for producing and marketing stoves and clean energy. The project supports the Government of Haiti with the implementation of the national action plan for stoves and clean energy. Project activities include: (1) providing training to some fifty businesses so that they may participate in the design and production of stoves using improved technologies; (2) providing businesses with support in marketing and creating business plans; and (3) providing the Haitian government with support in relation to capacity, and the development and application of regulations to improve market growth. The project aims to have 150,000 households adopt a clean and efficient technology as well as have 100 entrepreneurs in the wood charcoal sector adopt better practices with respect to cost-effective and energy-efficient approaches. By adopting energy efficiency into the sector, the project helps to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation.
Expected results for this project include: (1) increased supply of efficient stoves and clean and affordable energy offered by Haitian businesses, especially those that include women in the value chains; (2) increased use of stoves and clean energy by women and men consumers; and (3) improved governance of the stove and clean energy market.