Understanding the Barriers to the Introduction and Uptake of Clean/Improved Cookstoves in Southern Africa

The Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law has an existing collaboration with the University of Nottingham and some other institutions, researching into cookstoves uptake in some parts of Africa. Basically, the study is comparing the improved cookstove sectors in several East and Southern African countries, to determine the reasons for the relative successes recorded in the former and the barriers to higher uptake in the latter. The hope is that the findings will inform future interventions by donors and practitioners and eventually lead to increased uptake of those interventions by traditional biomass users. The project which is now in its second year is due to be completed in October 2016.

Further information on the project is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/barriers/index.aspx