The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in collaboration with Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) organized a one-week Capacity Building programme for stakeholders on clean cook stoves testing and analysis at the Clean Cookstoves Development and Testing Center, Afikpo, Nigeria. The programme was carried out from 27 to 31 January, 2014.
The training programme has the following objectives: i. To enhance the knowledge of the participants on testing protocols. ii. To take participants through the equipments required for complete stove testing and analysis. iii. To educate participants on the Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System and its application in stove testing and analysis. iv. To take participants through the different stages of stove testing. v. To educate the participants on result entry and analysis and vi. To take participants through maintenance procedures.
The programme brought together participants from Energy Commission of Nigeria, National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, National Centre for Energy and environment, University of Benin, Akanu Ibiam Federal Ploytechnic Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Mfaminyen Conservation Society, among others.
The week long event covered the following areas: 1. An Overview of Stove Design and Testing; 2. Stove Testing Protocols with emphasis on the Water boiling Test (WBT); 3. An Overview of Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS); 4. Practical identification of the parts of the LEMS; 5. Practical Stove Testing using LEMS; 6. Analysis of Stove Testing Data; 7. Care and Maintenance of the LEMS equipment; and 8. Auxiliary activities during stove testing.
The first of its kind in Nigeria, the programme successfully enlightened participants on the details of stove testing, analysis and the processes leading to certification and categorization in ‘Tiers’. It also showed how results of stove testing and analysis can be used to design stoves as well as improve on existing designs.