Supporting the development of a market for LPG clean cooking in Nigeria
This project falls within the NESP program. The NESP is co-funded by the European Union and the German Government – Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – and is implemented by GIZ. According to the Global Clean Cooking Alliance’s Nigeria Country Profile of 2008, approximately 75% of Nigeria’s population relies on biomass for their cooking and heating needs. A dependency on biomass for cooking and/or heating purposes increases the pressure demand for local resources. Traditional cooking stoves are inefficient but remain prevalent in rural areas as a result of the low awareness of alternatives and via abundant wood available as a burning fuel. The project aims at supporting the LPG cooking sector of Nigeria by addressing gaps in the following fields:
- Enabling framework
- Business development
- Access to finance
The project’s goal is to increase awareness and to grow the enthusiasm within the population towards shifting to LPG cooking and therefore away from the traditional cooking that carries health and security risks. Further goals of the project are to improve the supply of related products for LPG cooking and to support an enabling environment by improving access to finance.