Word from the Uganda Country Director
ALLGREEN aims at saving the environment and reducing the cutting down of trees. We have developed technology that is compatible with alternative cooking materials using maize cobs and briquettes from rice husks, coffee husks or sawdust; producing the same amount of energy like charcoal or firewood needed for cooking.
A new World Bank report, the State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services, finds that the rate of access to modern sources of energy for cooking stands at only 10 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa, 36 per cent in East Asia, and 56 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Lack of progress in clean cooking is costing the world more than $2.4 trillion each year, driven by adverse impacts on health, climate, and gender equality. Women bear a disproportionate share of this cost in the form of poor health and safety, as well as lost productivity,” said Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Infrastructure.
“This toll may increase in the ongoing pandemic as household air pollution, resulting from the use of highly polluting fuels and stoves, may make exposed populations more susceptible to COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.”