NoWAD Uganda, Anna Otedor – Clean Cooking Project
The Clean Cooking Project is an initiative of Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development (NoWAD), a social enterprise in Uganda that is empowering women to fight poverty. The project seeks to address the challenges of environmental degradation and climate change by training young women how to make fire-less cookers in order to reduce their dependency on firewood.
This project aims to reduce school dropouts as these young women will not be spending time collecting firewood. In addition, fire-less cookers have the potential of reducing fuel use by 40%, preserving food nutrients, given that long cooking makes food more digestible and improves its flavor, and saving time.