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Piloting of alternative cooking fuel for highly vulnerable newly-arrived Rohingya refugees in Jamtoli camp, Bangladesh

Piloting of alternative cooking fuel for highly vulnerable newly-arrived Rohingya refugees in Jamtoli camp, Bangladesh

Full title of the project:

Piloting of alternative cooking fuel for highly vulnerable newly-arrived Rohingya refugees in Jamtoli camp, Bangladesh

Target areas:

Kutupalong Extension Sites

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 500 000
20/12/2017-31/12/2018
Project code:
OSRO/BGD/705/IRE
Objective:

To introduce LPG cooking sets through its provision to refugees and heavily impacted host community populations to enable them to restore their food security.

Key partners:

The Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner and the Ministry of Forestry and Environment – Cox’s Bazar South Forest Division

Beneficiaries reached:

2 500 refugee households (12 500 people) and 500 host community households (2 500 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed LPG cooking sets to refugee and host community households.
  • Provided vouchers for refillable gas for a duration of five months to each beneficiary household from both populations.
  • Assisted with the adoption of protocols in the usage and management of LPGs.
  • Established the Energy and Environment Technical Working Group (EETWG) and actively involved in the Livelihoods Working Group and Food Security Sector.
  • Set up a zone warden system through EETWG.
  • Provided training on fire safety and efficient use of LPG cooking sets.
  • Conducted an awareness campaign and presented nutrition messaging for 200 000 people in camps and host communities.
Impact:
  • Contributed to building social cohesion.
  • Paved the way for a larger rollout of LPG gas cylinders to further areas in the camps.
  • Ensured the implementation of existing reforestation and livelihoods programmes.
  • Coordinated energy and environment programmes.
  • Sustained fire prevention, preparedness and response in vulnerable host and refugee communities.
  • Established key formal relationships with the Forestry Department and NGO partner Arnnayk Foundation.