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

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

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

National Cookstove Steering Committee logo
The National Cookstove Steering Committee (NCSC) meets regularly to keep up the momentum behind the 2 Million by 2020 goal, and to ensure that the government and other partners are on the same page. The last meeting was held on the 28th July at the Pacific Hotel, Lilongwe. It was […]

NCSC update: July meeting