Factsheet: Energising Development EnDev Kenya Country Programme

Energising Development EnDev Kenya Country Programme

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In June 2014: Upscaling of Energising Development Kenya Country Programme approved (Euro 6.935 Million). Programm to enhance access to modern energy services & technologies for 4.7 million people / 750 social Institutions / 1420 SMEs. Biomass is the most important source of primary energy in Kenya, accounting for over 68% of the total primary energy consumption. Studies on biomass energy have shown that demand is increasing at a rate of 2.7% a year, while the supply is growing at only 0.6% (Ministry of Agriculture).This imbalance is leading to land degradation and deforestation, which in turn increases the incidence of droughts and famine. In response to this, the draft National Energy Policy of 2012 recommended the introduction of dedicated interventions to address the challenge. GIZ started facilitating energy saving stoves dissemination in 2006 in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture under a programme called the Promotion of Private sector Development in agriculture (PSDA). In 2012, Energising Development Kenya Country Programme (EnDev-K) became a full programme. The programme covers 20 counties in western, Central and parts of lower Eastern Kenya. The activities of EnDev-K include support for the Kenya Bureau of Standards in establishing new standards for the approval of biomass-burning stoves. It is also working with the Energy Regulatory Commission on the development of controls to regulate the actors, design and use of improved cooking stoves. The programme focuses on building the technical, entrepreneurial and organisational capacities of those involved in the production, marketing, installation and wider take up of improved stoves, and it encourages these stakeholders to take a commercial approach. The programme supports the use of two types of stoves. The ‘Jiko Kisasa’ (meaning modern stove in Swahili) is a good household stove; using a ceramic-lined chamber for the fuel it can be adapted for either stationary or mobile usage. ‘Rocket stoves’ are permanent, brick-built structures whose special design concentrates 90% of the heat generated onto the base of the cooking pot. They can be built for either domestic or institutional purposes. As well as providing technical, business and organisational capacity building, it is helping to develop technical manuals for stove constructors and to link their business to the activities of financial institutions. It also promotes a national campaign of consumer education. Moreover, it has supported the formation of an association for the various actors in this area – the Improved Stoves Association of Kenya.
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Support investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy

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