Envirofit Intl

Envirofit engineers have invented a robust and endurable cookstove and are able to mass produce a highly efficient product that meets our objectives of reducing indoor air pollution while having the added benefit of decreasing deforestation and invisible costs to women and young girls who will have to collect less wood. SJEDI seeks a partnership with UNDP that will transfer this technology to sub-Saharan Africa and create sustainable economic growth as well as social and environmental prosperity .

Liberia’s EPA

Liberia’s EPA headed by Director Hon. Anyaa Vohiri, is the National Designated Authority for issues related to national carbon accounts. Prior to and after families receive their cookstoves, FFW Liberia and their NGO/CBO partners conduct household fuel use surveys to establish baseline fuel usage for Liberian families. Base-lining for the cookstove project was conducted from June 2010 until May 2011 and that data is on file with SJEDI. Additional cookstove emission data is based on studies done by Aprovecho Research Center in Uganda, and manufacturer lab and field-test in Uganda, Kenya, and India. Additionally, data from cookstove projects across Africa have been surveyed and provide the basis for emission data and statistical analysis.

Conservation International

Conservation International (CI). Liberia’s forests, part of the Guinean Forests of West Africa ecosystem, are home to many unique species and deliver essential ecosystem services upon which the country depends. The forests provide food (including bushmeat), fuel woodand building materials. They regulate climate by stocking and sequestering carbon, and ensure quality water provision by minimizing sedimentation and runoff. Forests also play a role in local culture, housing spiritual and sacred sites.

In an effort to support the Liberian government and local communities in following a development pathway that is based on sustainable use of natural resources and conserves ecosystem services, CI has undertaken a low-carbon economic analysis. The analysis considers the impacts of various policy scenarios to mitigate climate change and provide benefits for Liberians. The results have already generated high levels of interest from the Liberian government, prompting further consideration of the policy actions that would be required to make the Liberian low-carbon economy strategy a reality.

GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also support our partners with management and logistical services, and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts. In crises, we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes. As part of our services, we also second development advisors to partner countries.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Liberians are cautiously beginning to rebuild their country after a devastating 15-year civil war left 250,000 dead and destroyed infrastructure and basic services. In addition to helping hundreds of thousands of displaced Liberian families, the International Rescue Committee also protected refugees fleeing violence in nearby Ivory Coast and continues to provide them with health care, education, job training and other important resources as their country treads the difficult road to peace.

 Liberian Refugee Repatriation & Resettlement Commission (LRRRC).

Andrea Baty Design & Consulting

Graphic design – creating and maintaining websites, designing logos and promotional materials; Sustainability consulting – measuring and tracking goals, engaging employees and public marketing; Social media management – facebook, myspace, twitter.

Colgan Island Stove Works

Fred Colgan, Institutional Stoves Program Director: Fred is a retired carpenter and homebuilder, whose commitment to service inspired him to work with Aprovecho (he was familiar with the organization, as he and his wife own and manage the Aprovecho Research Center facility). In his four years with Aprovecho, Fred has worked with past Board member Damon Ogle to design the Institutional Stove. They have since developed the production methodology for “Stove Factory in a Box”, and produced most of the initial prototypes of these 60 Liter Stoves. Fred is currently training a crew of production workers in Cottage Grove, conducting field studies, and working with agencies and organizations around the world to set up Institutional Stove production and distribution operations. The Institutional Stove Project personnel includes Damon Ogle as Technical Director, and three additional senior staff.

Foundation for Women

Since 1997, the Foundation for Women (FFW) has served impoverished women locally and globally, first as a funder of microcredit programs and now as an operator. FFW programs help poor, entrepreneurial women who are in transition, at risk and in crisis improve life for themselves and their families by providing loans as small as $100 in Liberia or $250 in San Diego. These loans are accompanied by financial literacy and business skills education taught during weekly group sessions and in one-on-one meetings by qualified program staff. Modeled on the Grameen approach to microcredit, FFW’s programs recognize the strength of referrals and collective responsibility for loan repayment. In addition, FFW develops marketplaces and other sales avenues for their products and services, and recruits mentors to work with the women.



Project partner EcoBank Liberia assists the project by creating no-fee community accounts and no-fee interest bearing savings accounts for individual participants. Ecobank accepts deposits from community leaders in Liberian Dollars (LD) and transfers community payments toward the cookstove into the Cookstove Trust Fund managed by UNDP GEF-SGP and FFW Liberia.

  • Envirofit
  • EPA
  • Conservation International (CI)
  • UNDP
  • Foundation For Women (FFW)
  • The Sustainability Trust (A Global Rotary Coalition)
  • Aprovecho Research Center & Colgan Island Stove Works
  • EcoBank Liberia
  • UN Women
  • Office of the Mayor, Monrovia
  • Ministry of Gender & Development (MOGD)
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • IRC
  • Equip Liberia
  • Project Concern Liberia
  • Rotary Club of Sinkor


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