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RUWES PAST PROJECTS

RUWES - Project Surya Partnership

In line with RUWES’ efforts to mitigate Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) through clean energy and results-based financing, we entered into a partnership with Project Surya of India. The RUWES-Surya collaboration aligns with both organizations’ established commitment and approach to increasing clean energy use and mitigating climate change. Project Surya has developed the first methodology to quantify Black Carbon (BC) reductions from cookstoves to be adopted by a carbon market (the Gold Standard Foundation) to maximize climate-based payments for use of improved stoves… Continue Reading

Partnership with Department for International Development - Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility (DFID/NIAF)

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has developed a working Monitoring and Evaluation as well as a Management Information System toolkit for the RUWES initiative. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System is critical to RUWES in carrying out its projects effectively and efficiently and boosting accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders.

The M&E system will help RUWES ensure that funds are used as intended and that projects are implemented as planned. In the long-run, it can provide information required to determine whether the program/intervention achieved its objectives. In addition to that, the M&E system allows entities or programs to obtain real-time information from the field to verify and evaluate the impact on beneficiaries as well as provides opportunities for dialogue between the entity and stakeholders and will allow RUWES to have an accurate understanding of activities and results.

Climate Smart Agriculture

The relevance of Agriculture to the Nigerian economy cannot be over emphasized; however, with growing impacts of agricultural practices on climate change, there is a need to embrace Climate Smart Agriculture. In our efforts to develop valuable business models aimed at creating a financial value chain for the rural woman, by providing her with the necessary tools (access to capital, skills and capacity building) needed to improve her sources of livelihood as well as create successful and sustainable businesses we are in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the introduction of Climate Smart Agriculture… Continue Reading

RUWES Randa

The “RUWES Randa” is a technology-neutral water filtration and purification system which consists of a screen, water filter and a water dispensing unit made of clay pot. This is a locally developed technology that guarantees water purification, elimination of water contamination from dipping of cups and promotes hygiene/ sanitation in rural communities… Continue Reading

RUWES “Woman 2 Woman” Campaign

This is a self-help campaign to stimulate business and collaboration amongst women to champion and lead the green energy revolution. This model involves training a rural woman on the basics of clean energy entrepreneurship, she in turn trains 10 different rural women, and upon graduation, she receives a RUWES starter kit while each of the 10 trainees receives a small RUWES package. The campaign was flagged off by the Honourable Minister of Environment, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Environment and the wife of the Ambassador of the United States in Nigeria.

RUWES - Project Surya Partnership

In line with RUWES’ efforts to mitigate Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) through clean energy and results-based financing, we entered into a partnership with Project Surya of India. The RUWES-Surya collaboration aligns with both organizations’ established commitment and approach to increasing clean energy use and mitigating climate change. Project Surya has developed the first methodology to quantify Black Carbon (BC) reductions from cookstoves to be adopted by a carbon market (the Gold Standard Foundation) to maximize climate-based payments for use of improved stoves… Continue Reading

Partnership with Department for International Development - Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility (DFID/NIAF)

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has developed a working Monitoring and Evaluation as well as a Management Information System toolkit for the RUWES initiative. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System is critical to RUWES in carrying out its projects effectively and efficiently and boosting accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders.

The M&E system will help RUWES ensure that funds are used as intended and that projects are implemented as planned. In the long-run, it can provide information required to determine whether the program/intervention achieved its objectives. In addition to that, the M&E system allows entities or programs to obtain real-time information from the field to verify and evaluate the impact on beneficiaries as well as provides opportunities for dialogue between the entity and stakeholders and will allow RUWES to have an accurate understanding of activities and results.

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RUWES/G-WIN Partnership

The RUWES initiative was incorporated into the Girl and Women Initiative in Nigeria (GWIN) Initiative to achieve the common objectives of gender empowerment, energy access, improved health and environmental protection. The G-WIN was launched by the Federal Ministry of Finance in response to empowering women and girls specifically. The G-WIN project aims to empower self-reliance and sufficiency, create employment as well as alleviate poverty through the provision of access to funds for girls and women. The G-WIN/RUWES Partnership will scale up the on-going RUWES empowerment activities in various States across the country.

RUWES Stakeholders Workshop

The RUWES Initiative Stakeholders workshop is an annual event organized to address and sensitize the rural women who are the end users of these clean cookstoves and who also are most vulnerable to the hazardous effects of domestic utilizing fossil and wood fuel. The workshop brings together beneficiaries of the initiative, technical partners and manufacturers of clean energy items. The workshop is a feedback mechanism and a means of involving these beneficiaries in the design of the clean energy technologies.

RUWES - Local Government Area Partnership (Kaura Namoda)

The RUWES Local Government Partnership is aimed at engaging the stakeholders at the roots; the Local Government level, in achieving the objectives of RUWES. In a bid to scale up access to clean energy for women in the rural Zamfara state, and with support from its development partners, a pilot of the RUWES-LGA Partnership was implemented in Kaura Namoda Local government of the State in September, 2014, the first of its type.

Three (3) Women Business Membership Organizations (BMO) were selected and the members of each BMO was given technical skills on how to run a business, the use and benefits of clean energy products and each BMO was further equipped with a RUWES Starter kit each consisting of a motorised tricycle, eco-boxes, clean cookstoves, and solar lighting equipments. 1,990 beneficiaries were impacted by the distribution of these clean energy products.

RUWES ASO Lady Purse

In partnership with ASO Savings bank, the RUWES has designed a savings scheme for the rural women. The cooperatives registered with RUWES open accounts for each member with the financial institution. A percentage of the sales of the RUWES kits are deposited with the bank. This entitles each registered member to receive a loan from the bank.

RUWES Smokeless Barracks Scheme

In a bid to further strengthen the RUWES initiative as a national project in the actualization of its set objectives, the initiative is in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps to mobilize Officers of paramilitary agencies as well as wives of officers of every paramilitary agency in our sensitization efforts. Due to the high volume of firewood used for cooking in the barracks and dependence on diesel generators and kerosene lanterns for household lighting, we have identified the barracks as a target area for access to cleaner, cheaper and safer cooking and lighting energy.

Innovative Financing Mechanism for SLCP Mitigation through Clean Cookstoves in Nigeria

RUWES in partnership with Nexleaf Analytics identified 5 groups of women that were supplied with 5 different models of cooking solutions to ascertain the usability and adoptability rate. The 5 groups of women living in a rural community in the outskirts of Abuja (Mararaba-Burum Village), were selected in order to understand the cooking needs and preferences of the women and the circumstances of the Nigerians households…Continue Reading

Skill Acquisition Centre For Women and Girls In Partnership with Kaduna State University (KASU)

In the northern part of Nigeria, women are subjected to abject poverty due lack of direct access to social and economic empowerment. According to WHO, a woman empowered is a generation taken from poverty and this is one of our goals, to ensure women are enlightened and empowered in the aspect of renewable energy…Continue Reading

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