This project builds on Impact Carbon’s existing presence in Uganda with the Uganda Efficient Stove Project. The research has four main stages: feasibility study, baseline assessment, intervention implementation, and endline analysis.
After the preliminary feasibility study, the project chose to use the Envirofit G-3300* stove for their intervention. This stove was selected through focus groups that identified it as the most locally appropriate, acceptable and efficient cookstove.
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Uganda: Mbarara District
Impact Carbon and partners conducted four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in rural Mbarara, Uganda, working with nearly 5,000 participants. The project targeted communities which experience high exposure to health damaging pollutants from cookstoves. The research began with a feasibility study to select the most locally-appropriate cookstove model and target population. The research team then conducted the following RCTs:
Through the formative research, Impact Carbon identified four main barriers to cookstove adoption:
Additional lessons learned include:
Impact Carbon facilitated opportunities for scale up of the cookstove program by: