Myanmar Cook Stove

Up-scaling Improved Cook Stove Dissemination in Myanmar through Replication of Best Practices from Cambodia and the Region

According to the WHO, 3 million people die each year because of open fire or traditional biomass cooking devices. In Myanmar, a country of 60 million people, more than 90% of the population relies on biomass and cooks daily with inefficient and highly polluting cookstoves.

Reducing biomass consumption through Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) is one of the widely recognised measures taken to strengthen economies at household scale. However, in Myanmar cook stove production remains non-standardised and fragmented. Consumers rarely have information on the quality, performance or safety. The absence of stove testing facilities, common stove performance protocols and standards are one of the main constraints to quality control and regulation of this informal market.

To help manage demand for woodfuel, the SCALE (Strengthening improved Cookstove Access towards a better quality of Life and Environment) project aims to put in place a market-based dissemination mechanism for fuel-efficient improved cookstoves.

By working with all actors along the cookstove supply chain, and by supporting them through efforts to foster a policy environment that is supportive of positive climate and energy action, SCALE aims to facilitate the access to at least 350,000 improved cookstoves by the Myanmar population by 2018. 80 small enterprises will be trained in producing and distributing improved cookstoves, 200 jobs will be created, 74,000 tons of biomass will have been saved and 250,000 tons of CO2 will have been avoided.

Duration: 1/2014 - 1/2018

Total budget: EUR 2,407,393 (EU Contribution: 83.08%)


Mr. François-Xavier SORBA

387/395, 8 th Floor (D), Bo Aung Kyaw Road,
Kyauktada Township,
Yangon, Myanmar

Groupe Energies Renouvelables Environnement et Solidarités (GERES) Groupe Energies Renouvelables Environnement et Solidarités (GERES)
As lead partner, GERES is responsible for the overall project management. It provides experiences in registration of improved cook stoves (ICS) and other household energy projects on the international carbon markets.
Ever Green Group (EGG) Ever Green Group (EGG)
EGG is a national implementing project partner, responsible for the implementation and maintenance of field activities in strengthening local ICS producers in the target areas.
ETC Foundation (ETCF) - ENERGIA ETC Foundation (ETCF) - ENERGIA
As a project partner, ETCF - ENERGIA contributes in integrating gender in the market and social economic assessments; develops and monitors gender action plan; develops gender sensitive promotional materials.
Improved Cookstoves Producers and Distributors Association in Cambodia (ICoProDAC) Improved Cookstoves Producers and Distributors Association in Cambodia (ICoProDAC)
As project partner, ICoProDAC provides knowledge and expertise in engaging ICS supply chain in Myanmar through inter-professional association.
Myanmar Cookstoves Market Assessment

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Baseline Gender Assessment

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Strenghening Improved Cookstove Access Towards a Better Quality of Life and Environment

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Gender Action Plan

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