UNREEEA has concluded a four-day training session in biomass for ICYD beneficiaries in Nakulabye. The training commenced on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 with the making of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS), a training conducted by Mr. Isma Wamala from African Energy Environment Saving Stoves and Construction Ltd.
According to Mr. Isma, the most important step in stove making is creation of joints which proved to be a challenge for some of the beneficiaries. Since the stove frames are made from metal sheets cut into desired shapes, joints are key in assembling the different components for example handles, doors, pot stands to form a complete stove frame.
Beneficiaries however, did master the technique and the first complete stove frame was completed on the second day of training by Ms. Nabatanzi. She said, “ I owe my success to the trainers who were patient and constantly correcting my mistakes and with some more training and funding, I intend to start producing my own stoves for sale”.
On the third day of training (Thursday 4th August 2022), beneficiaries were introduced to briquette making by Ms. Rebecca Namuyanja from Masupa Enterprises and this was quickly picked up by most including the young on-lookers who enjoyed the mixing and pressing phases of production.
The CEO of UNREEEA, Dr. Nicholas Mukisa encouraged the beneficiaries to work together with the newly acquired skills to fundraise and produce more stoves and briquettes and also endeavour to visit Mr. Isma Wamala’s workshop to further broaden their knowledge and expertise in the making of Improved Cook Stoves.
Much appreciation to USAID-ICYD and trainers and we look forward to the next training to continue skilling the youth and empowering communities through renewable energy technologies.