R20 implementing a solar bakery project in Gitega, Burundi

EEP S&EA is funding a Solar Bakery Project in Burundi, implemented by a NGO called Regions of Climate Action (R20) and their local partner CIRID (Centre Indépendant de Recherche et d’Initiative pour le Dialogue). The project was awarded with the EEP fund during the fifth call for proposals and it is estimated to be completed by August 2015. The Solar  Bakery Project was the first EEP project in Burundi.

“In November last year, R20 and CIRID hosted an inauguration ceremony for their solar bakery project in Gitega. The ceremony marked the official installation of the solar ovens, and the start of an operational bakery.

The technology being used is called the “Villager Sun Oven”, manufactured by US-based company Sun Oven International. Each oven is capable of baking hundreds of loaves of bread each day. Environmentally speaking, the oven allows the users to save over 150 tons of firewood each year, which results in the reduction of around 277 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. In addition, by replacing the firewood with solar energy, the ovens will protect the bakers from inhaling harmful smoke” (regions20.org).

Read the whole article and more about the project here>> (link opens in a new window)

1. Entrance Banner  2. Baked Bread

Photos by: R20 (http://regions20.org/)

(‘R20 and local partner, CIRID, host inauguration ceremony of solar bakery project in Gitega, Burundi’.  published 21.11.2014, regions20.org)

Important information of the Call for Proposals

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Please find below important information of the timelines for the Call for Proposals (CFP) in progress:
  • CFP7 projects has been selected and are under contracting.
  • CFP8 applicants will be contacted next week (week 3, 2015) regarding their full proposal applications.
  • CFP9 applicants have submitted their final full proposals and will be contacted regarding the grant decision during Q1, 2015.
  • CFP10 window for concept note applications is closing tomorrow, 9 January 2015 at 13.00 (GMT +2).

The EEP Coordination Office will contact each applicant via email regarding the decision as soon as the decisions have been finalized. No decisions will be given out over the phone.

Wishing everyone a successful and happy new year 2015!

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