Awamu Biomass Energy
Clean Cooking for Uganda
Over half of the world’s population (about 2.9 billion people) still rely on biomass fuels such as firewood, charcoal, dung, and agricultural residues for cooking. These biomass fuels are mainly burned on inefficient open fires and traditional stoves which results in 4.3 million people dying each year as a result of exposure to smoke from open fires and traditional stoves. This means that every 8 seconds, someone (mostly women and children) is dying due to inefficient use of biomass fuel. The over-dependence on biomass fuel to power inefficient cooking leads to massive environmental degradation and therefore binds undeserved communities to devastating poverty. Dwindling biomass resources leads to an additional workload for women and children as they have to spend more time searching for firewood for cooking.
Biomass is a renewable source of energy – if produced and utilized in a sustainable manner. Awamu focuses on the production and promotion of innovative of renewable energy solutions that address these such challenges. Our support the reduction on indoor emissions, saving of household incomes, reduction in deforestation and therefore contribute towards efforts to mitigate climate change.