United Purpose (Formerly Concern Universal) in its capacity as the host for the National Cookstove Steering Committee (NCSC) recently partnered with the Movement for Bioenergy Advocacy Utilization Learning and Action (MBAULA) to create a Cookstove Civic Education program. The course’s aims are to increase awareness around the issues associated with […]

The Cookstove Civic Education Programme

Our Data and Monitoring Officer was once again in the field for a physical verification exercise. Groups in Nkhoma, Lilongwe, Balaka and Salima were visited. In Nkhoma, the team visited the Nkhoma Mountain Conservation Organisation. The Organisation, which has existed since 2013, works hand in hand with the Department of […]

March physical verification exercise

Estimates indicate that a whopping 90% of Malawian households rely on firewood and charcoal as energy sources for cooking and heating. This puts enormous pressure on the country’s forests, to the extent that deforestation greatly outpaces reforestation and afforestation. Accordingly, Malawi’s deforestation rate is one of the highest in the […]

Water Hyacinth Briquettes: An alternative energy to firewood and charcoal

The 2017 Cleaner Cooking Camp will take place between the 6th and the 8th June, during World Climate Week. The event will take place in Lilongwe under the lead of the National Cookstove Steering Committee, chaired by the Department of Energy. This year, the public open day will be on […]

Cleaner Cooking Camp: Save the date!

Jacob Kadaluka is a recent graduate of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), and an entrepreneur from who has been tackling deforestation with briquettes made from agricultural waste. He started making them almost a year ago, in April 2016, and although adoption has been slow, his charcoal […]

Saving trees with charcoal briquettes