PATH's research aimed to increase the uptake and correct use of the Top-Lit UpDraft (TLUD) stove* in low-income, peri-urban regions surrounding Kampala, Uganda. The researchers selected the TLUD stove stove because of its high efficiency and great potential for improving the health effects of cookstoves. However, use of the stove requires significant behavior change compared to traditional cooking methods because of the size and amount of wood needed. PATH is developing and testing strategies to overcome this barrier, in order to increase adoption of the TLUD stove compared to traditional promotional efforts.
Uganda: Wakiso District
PATH will evaluate the following strategies:
Some important components of the BCC strategy are:
TRAction created this video describes Impact Carbon's work and the pros and cons of TLUDs:
PATH is working to share lessons learned from this study in order to improve cookstove interventions in Uganda. Examples include: