5- Star Cook Stoves Won the 2013 Seed Award!

EEP S&EA funded project, 5 Star Cook Stoves has been awarded with a SEED (Supporting Entepreneurs for Sustainable Development) award! The SEED is awarded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN.

The 5 star cook stoves –project was awarded with the EEP grant on the 3rd call for proposals and again on the 5th call for proposals for a scale-up. 5 Star Stoves creates a local bio-energy value chain out of waste biomass. The project produces biomass pellets and use them in stoves for cooking and heating. The stoves are distributed to communities by a franchise model and assembled locally (www.seedinit.org). To read more about the project, visit  www.5starstoves.com


EEP Programme launched in Seychelles, Lesotho, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi

The EEP Programme has recently been launched in Seychelles, Lesotho, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to create national level awareness to stakeholders on the EEP-S&EA and inform on the grant application processes and planned dates for the next Call for Proposals. These countries are the newest to be included in the EEP as per its plans to expand and covering more countries in the regions of Southern and Eastern Africa.

All launching events were attended by high level government officials including Ministers responsible for energy and environment, Ambassadors of Finland in the respective countries, civil society, government agencies, research institutions and private companies.

Below is some articles of the launching events in the five countries.

The event was also covered in The National, and published at

The Nation – Seychelles,

New Vision – Uganda,

The Observer – Uganda,

Informative – Lesotho,


Briquette Study

This report was commissioned by the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme in Southern and
Eastern Africa (EEP S&EA, referred to as EEP) – an initiative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
(MFA), Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International
Development (DFID), and developed in partnership with Camco Advisory Services (Kenya) Limited.

Appreciation goes to all the respondents interviewed, as well as the EEP Regional Coordination Office
team including Ms. Memory Dhliwayo, Godfrey Sanga, Ms. Rugare Ncube and Yaw Afrane-Okese.
Special acknowledgement goes to Leo Msanga (Tanzania lead researcher), Richard Kibulo (Kenya lead
researcher), Richard Kisakye (Uganda lead researcher), Nelly Bosibori (research coordinator), Stephen
Mutimba (quality assurance) and Murefu Barasa (team leader).

The views expressed in this report are those of the author and are not necessarily those of the Energy
and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa (EEP-S&EA), Ministry for Foreign
Affairs of Finland (MFA), Austrian Development Agency (ADA) or the UK Department for International
Development (DFID),

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