Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is pleased to join the Improved Cook stoves of East Africa Association ( ICSEA), coordinated by Uganda Carbon Bureau (UCB). Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over half of the world's critically endangered estimated 880 mountain gorillas. Communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are among the poorest and most marginalized and therefore depend on the forest to meet their basic needs including firewood for cooking threatening the health of the gorillas and their fragile habitat.
CTPH is promoting the use of energy saving cook stoves to reduce on deforestation, while improving the health of the Bwindi communities through clean energy. Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCTs) have added energy saving cook stoves promotion in their messages to their neighbors, leading to an increase in awareness and adoption of the stoves. We hope that this new partnership will enable us to promote a variety of stoves for the Bwindi community to chose from, while monitoring their usage in a sustainable manner.