In Uganda, firewood and wood charcoal are currently the country’s most consumed sources of energy with 95% of the population dependent on this. The use of firewood and wood charcoal for cooking has the greatest negative effect on women and girls. Women and girls walk long distances every day in search for firewood, keeping girls out of school and preventing women from performing more productive chores. The ever increasing demand for traditional wood charcoal and firewood to meet people’s energy needs is responsible for the rampant deforestation and soil degradation contributing to climate change which at the moment manifest in long drought periods, floods etc.TEWDI Uganda established an enterprise to promote access and entrepreneurship for clean cook stoves and briquettes for women.
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