Rural Women Energy Security

The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) collaborated with the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) to facilitate a technical training session that took place across each of the 6 NEDC States (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe) respectively.

The overall goal of the initiative was to train women from each of the 6 States under the NEDC on climate change awareness and adaptation, and to teach them how to apply mitigation/adaptation strategies to reduce the effect of climate change.  RUWES also distributed 510 cookstoves to each of the trained participants.

The specific objectives of the training were:

  1. Educating women about the issue of climate change through concrete examples and thorough explanations.
  2. Facilitate the women participants’ ability to identify and implement feasible, local adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change.
  3. Educate women on the general use of energy-efficient stoves as a means of lowering household carbon footprints.