Malakal, 5 July 2018 -
Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Malakal (Rwanbat2) in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) and Humanitarian Development Consortium (HDC) launched the construction of fuel efficient stoves (Rondereza) to 120 families in Malakal town, Upper Nile State on 5 July 2018.
The quick impact project officially launched by Hon deputy Governor Central Upper Nile State John ODIANG is aimed at protecting the environmental and fighting gender based violence (GBV) started by Training of Trainers for 60 women. The Participants constructed two models of environmental friendly and energy saving cook stoves.
The Deputy Governor thanked Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt2) and the partners for these useful of constructing energy saving cook stoves that are environmentally friendly, less consuming firewood and less polluting cook stoves. He wished that these humanitarian activities to be extended a wider number of local population.
During the training, Rwanda Peacekeepers shared to course participants the advantages of using Rondereza (Energy saving cook stoves) as environmentally friendly practice, less consuming of firewood and less polluting, efficient and affordable to everyone, reduce frequent movements of women and girls outside to collect fire wood hence reducing the cases of rapes and Gender Based Violence among others.
The event was graced Hon Minister of physical infrastructure Central Upper Nile State Peter Riak CHOL, UNMISS Head of Field Office (HOFO) central Upper Nile state Madam HAZEL Dewet , Representative of Office for the coordinating humanitarian affairs (OCHA) Madam Joyce Asha Francis’s, Mayor of Malakal Town ABAN James and the local population.
The project owners are targeting to train at least 120 women within one month for the first two phases.