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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