During the past 10 months, UNDP has been supporting the development of the "Green School NAMA" to address the high consumption of firewood in schools in Uganda and its resultant effects on the national forest reserves and the green house gas (GHG) emissions. The process of securing funding from the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Facility has so far passed the first assessment stage and has got the approval of the full size proposal valued at USD 15 million for the next five years. Such fund is intended to reduce GHG emissions through the introduction of institutional improved cook stoves (IICS) in 15,750 schools in Uganda.
Back in January 2017 we wrote about the visit Simoshi received of the NAMA auditors as the "Green School NAMA" was being validated.
Last week CIRCODU held a "Stove Manufacturer and Tester Training" as a result of the above, to prepare the sector on the Green School NAMA call for Expression of Interest, as different organisations prepare for their submissions.