The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), in partnership with Mercy Corps and the European Commission, is to implement a project on the production of fuel efficient cooking stoves.

The project will, among others, address the rapid rate of deforestation resulting in degradation of watersheds and increased fuel wood collection by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and communities across Borno State. It is also aimed at strengthening resilience in six of the LGAs affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

A statement from ICEED said: “MAIDA project aligns directly with the global objective of the EU’s planned support for early recovery in Borno State. To this end, ICEED is building the capacity of 280 IDPs/returnees in the production of fuel efficient cook stoves as well as the installation and maintenance of solar PV systems across six LGAs.”

Source: Daily Trust