H. E. Joseph N. Boakai, Sr.

President of Liberia

H. E. Zegben J. K. Koung

Vice President of Liberia

Vacancy: Consultancy Service Needed To Train 45 Women From Bong and Nimba In Eco-Stoves and Coal Production

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Energy & Environment Program/Country Program Support intents to support the Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency to train 45 women from Nimba and Bong Counties in ecostove production and group into small scale enterprises for production and sales of eco-stove (produce 450 stoves).

Clean and reliable energy makes life better. Clean and reliable energy help to reduced Carbon dioxide emissions, improved health resulting from reduced indoor air pollution, create employment opportunities such as stove manufacturing, distribution, solar assembly etc. Eco-stove provides an affordable alternative to gas and electronic stoves yet maintaining the same technological advantages. The use of Eco-stoves does the following:  Reduces deforestation by a significance percentage by promoting the use of reusable stone stoves  Produces a more energy efficient cook stove that delivers immediate environmental, social, economic and technological benefits to the end user  Helps the user achieve energy independence  Reduces landfill by promoting the processing of household waste into bricks which can be used as fire starters for the eco stoves  Fights poverty by promoting skills development in both the unemployed youth and women  creates employment, apprenticeship and entrepreneurial opportunities through the manufacturing, distribution, maintenance of eco-stoves  Reduces cooking cost up to a significant percentage by using reusable volcanic rocks  Promotes good health by the use of smoke free eco-stoves across the developing world suffering from indoor air pollution thought inefficient cook-stoves and the added benefit of light bulbs on the eco-stoves providing the lighting solution in areas without electricity instead of kerosene lamps

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