Skills development for less consuming and less polluting stove for use in households and institutions is critical. Shalin in collaboration with CED has been training VTECs and assisting in curriculum development on pyrolytic gasification. The stove produces both energy for cooking as well as charcoal that can be used for soil improvement. Soil improvement leads to better crops and therefore food security. The idea is to slow down deforestation, reduces pollution and improves air quality positively affecting people’s health.
Skills in STOVE involved Stamp Investments (Thika), SACDEP, KEFRI, Coalition for Environment and Development, Shalin Finland and Aalto University, CITC – in Thika among others. Over 20 students and artisans have been trained