Wood Energy Catalogue

Promotion of Sustainable Charcoal in Angola through a Value Chain Approach

Countries of implementation

The Project aims to introduce energy-efficient charcoal technologies in Angola and trigger market demand for certified, sustainable charcoal. Energy-efficient charcoal kilns, briquetting machines and efficient stoves will be transferred to rural and peri-urban beneficiaries, thereby adding value along the chain while creating opportunities for income and job creation.

The overall goals of this project are to: 1) Information and strengthening of the policy framework for sustainable charcoal; 2) Transfer of sustainable charcoal technology to agents along the charcoal value chain; and 3) Strengthening of human capacities and institutions.

Geographic Coverage: Luanda, Cuanza Sul and Huambo Provinces

Angola, charcoal, wood, sustainability, certification, efficient charcoal kilns, briquetting machines, efficient stoves, value chain, policy, technology transfer, Miombo woodlands, climate change mitigation
Type of initiatives
Program or Project
Program/Project Sub category
Effective governance, Resource/supply enhancement, Conversion efficiency improvement, Efficient utilization
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
UNDP; Ministry of Environment (MINAMB); Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) through Institute of Forestry Development (IDF); Ministry of Energy (MINEA)
Funding agency
GEF Trust Fund