MissionEfficient Cooking in Tanzania - EfCoiTa project is a cooperation of the German NGO Engineers without Borders Germany (EWBG) and the Tanzanian NGO Community Habitat Environmental Management (CHEMA). It focus on the technical improvement of different ICS and their distribution inside Kagera region, Tanzania. A self-feeding stove distribution requires people's empowerment, end user’s acceptance and educational advertising. EfCoiTa project wants to face these challenges.

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Partner TypeImplementer
Organization TypeNon-Governmental Organization
Organizational ExpertiseAdoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Lab or Field Testing, Research, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies and FuelsBiomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Crop residues, Pellets / Briquettes, Wood
Clean Cooking ActivitiesEfCoiTa deals with different ICS designs, as pulverised fuel batch stoves - Sawdust stove, different TLUD designs and Rocket stoves for domestic and institutional application. The stove improvement follows the test methods, Water Boiling Test, Controlled Cooking Test and the Kitchen Performance Test, combining scientific development approaches and the involvement of end users and their perspectives. A population survey was used to identify social-cultural cooking habitats, ICS needs and existent ressources.
Seminars and demonstrations in environmental and ICS relevant issues and in-service training shall involve the community to comply with the requirements for a sustainable stove market. The EfCoiTa project focus currently a commercial distribution approach inside a two years project framework. The EfCoiTa project was till now entirely funded by the Heidehof foundation, Germany.
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PartnershipEfCoiTa is seeking to exchange experience, stove designs, data and human resources to form a strong alliance for Improved Cooking Stoves especially in the East-African region.
We believe that a profound knowledge transfer and tight cooperation with various actors are essential for reaching our projects and the MDGs.
Regions Operating InSub-Saharan Africa
Countries Operating InTanzania
Primary Point of Contact
   First NameFabian
   Last NameSchmid
Secondary Point of Contact
   First NameAdelard
   Last NameNdibalema