Liberia: UNDP Supports Training of Women On the Production of Ecostoves

Monrovia — The first batch of forty women Ambassadors for energy-efficient cookstoves is now prepared to help Liberia reach its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 2030 target, after completing a two-month intensive training on the production of 400 pieces of Eco stoves.

Liberia has a national target to produce 300,000 of energy-efficient stoves by 2030 as part of its efforts to reduce deforestation & Green House Gases (GHG) emissions that are responsible for Climate Change.

The training funded by UNDP Liberia in partnership with Green Gold Liberia and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) targeted the 40 women from five vulnerable communities in Monrovia.

UNDP, through its Energy and Environment (E&E) Programme, is working with the EPA to support vulnerable coastal communities through training on the production of energy-efficient cookstoves.

The intervention is linked to improving livelihoods and promoting diversification and access to renewable energy by using innovative & sustainable methods to reduce deforestation and access clean energy.

“This is a starting point for contributing to the achievement of this target. We can only succeed in meeting this target if everyone plays a part,” said UNDP Energy and Environment Specialist Moses Massah.

Speaking at the graduation program held for the women on August 12, 2021, Mr. Massah stressed that the restoration of the ecosystem remains a global effort aimed at ensuring that Countries of the world take appropriate steps needed to help end poverty, combat climate change and prevent the extinction of animals.