The African Cookstoves Initiative Bouaké

Increasing the availability and affordability of improved cookstoves

0 units
of efficient firewood and charcoal stoves distributed
0 years
of fixed crediting period
0 tCO2
generated for the first 15000 units


Bouaké, second largest city in Côte d’Ivoire, is internationally recognized for its commitment to the promotion of sustainable development

Bouake’s green city project, implemented from 2017 to 2020, led to the city becoming one of the pioneering African cities with an Action Plan for Sustainable Energy Access and Climate, thus achieving a significant milestone.


Achieving emission reductions through the distribution and implementation of efficient cookstoves

As green city, Bouaké keeps working in an action plan for the accomplishment of GHG emissions reduction. The distribution of efficient cookstoves constitutes the initial focal point of intervention at a sectoral level.

The project aims to increase the availability and affordability of improved cookstoves (ICS) in the region. The distribution of 50.000 efficient firewood and charcoal stoves will improve local communities’ quality of life.

It also contributes to the reduction of air pollution and to the accomplishment of Bouaké city’s action plan towards sustainability.

The distribution and implementation of ICS will generate 698.740 tCO2 of emission reduction for the first 15,000 units, and will have a fix crediting period of 10 years.

The project is developed and implemented through the partnership of relevant stakeholders, including CIDR Pamiga, Bouaké Ville Durable and Foods&Co.


Project activities and goals

Environmental Impact

Reducing direct emissions and air pollution while contributing to avoid further forest degradation and biodiversity threats


Improving local communities’ quality of life by reducing the time invested in fuel collection, favoring school attendance

Economic Impact

Generating alternate income-producing opportunities at the center of the clean cookstoves value chain

The project in a nutshell


Empowering change through project implementation

Integrity, transparency or accuracy are the standout features of this project, that implements:

SDG Financial Framework
The project offers a guarantee of transparency in all financial flows related to it, weighted to each of the SDGs impacted
Digital MRV
Reducing the risk of over crediting through sensors
Local Power
Through local talent the model of cookstove will be designed adapted to the needs of the local women


CIDR Pamiga

The organization will hold the focus on the social and community sphere of the project, with vast experience in social and economic development, as well as in the microfinance sector.

CIDR Pamiga is the on-site focal point for Côte D’Ivoire administrations, entities and communities.

Bouaké Ville Durable

An emblematic project led by the Bouaké administration, Bouaké Ville Durable acts as a facilitator of participatory and inclusive governance of the communities in the project.

Foods & Co

Foods and Co is an investor and producer of sustainable biochar that takes part in the use of the cookstoves.

Clean cookstoves, key tool to achieving sustainability

Its positive effects on nature, productivity and people’s health make clean cookstoves an incomparable option to advance towards sustainable development.

Learn more on clean cookstoves as a sustainable solution!


The African Cookstoves Initiative Bouaké


Stakeholder Consultation Highlights

In this video, key personalities, including Kanga Aka, Ella Odette Gbanda, a project participant, and Thierry Dognon, provide unique insights into the project’s environmental significance, regional impact, and local community involvement.


health impacts

Traditional cooking methods involve using three stones to create an open fire. The smoke and fumes produced by the fire can lead to respiratory problems, including chronic bronchitis and pneumonia.

Improved Cookstoves (ICS) come as an effort to promote cleaner, more efficient cooking methods among the local communities.


An effective strategy to mitigate climate change while contributing to the sustainable development of 2.8 billion people in the world

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