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FAO Names ICEED as a Key Partner in the Fight Against Famine in the Northeastern Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has named the International Center for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), as a key partner in the fight against famine in the northeastern part of Nigeria. Other key partners named in the report include the Federal Ministry of Agriculture; State...Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Borno State. In a report, titled Fight against famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, northeastern Nigeria, the FAO gave a snapshot of the two year program implemented between December 4, 2017 and December 4, 2019, with an overarching objective of contributing to the protection of the most vulnerable populations in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

According to the report, One thousand nine hundred and sixty eight (1968) households in the Northeastern Nigeria were reached with fuel-efficient stoves. Aside that, there were training sessions on the benefits of using fuel-efficient stoves, as well as demonstration events on the use and key features of the fuel-efficient stoves. Each stove was accompanied with a brochure in local languages of Hausa and Kanuri, translated by ICEED language experts.

ICEED partnered with the FAO in delivering this project through the training of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and host community members, on the use of local materials in the production of fuel efficient wood stoves. The trainings were conducted in a well established training centres, equipped with kilns for stove firing. The trainees were also given stove business development trainings and market expansion, where ICEED led the stove entrepreneurs in neighbourhood market fairs. ICEED also conducted community awareness creation on the benefits of the stoves, as well as camp and community demonstration on the use and key features of the improved stoves. Many of the trained entrepreneurs have continued to produce these stoves as a livelihood engagement.


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ABOUT ICEED


The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development Foundation is committed to the goal of poverty eradication. We deliver this commitment by providing the evidence base for reforms and political influence that shape the poor's energy and climate security. ICEED has over the years of its establishment become Nigeria's leading centre on energy access and climate change. Together with some of the world's foremost resource centres, we have brought market development expertise, capacity building, project implementation and behaviour communication to Nigeria. ICEED has led some of the most important clean energy and climate change activities including the development and promotion of the Bill to Establish the National Climate Change Commission; leading the development of the Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory for Nigeria and writing the Federal Government of Nigeria's Renewable Energy Master Plan. Our key expertise is in policy reform and market development for expanding access to clean energy.

While ICEED provides the evidence base and advocacy for policy change on clean energy and climate change, the Centre is solidly on the ground changing lives through projects in communities around the country. ICEED has clean energy footprints in communities in over half of the states of the Nigerian federation.