SNAP Factsheet for Nigeria
RUWES women entrepreneurs trained women in 100 households on proper cookstove use, best practices, the dangers of short-lived climate pollutants and indoor air pollution, the health benefits of switching to cleaner cooking, and how StoveTrace devices would track their cookstove usage. Nexleaf’s StoveTrace wireless cookstove monitoring platform combines sensor devices, cloud-based data analytics, visualizations, and related technologies and operating processes (collectively referred to as “StoveTrace”). Women were rewarded through climate credit payments based on the number of hours they used the cleaner cookstoves.
RUWES and Nexleaf delivered a user-friendly, scalable “Deployment Kit” for Nigerian entrepreneurs to educate them on the program, and share findings and best practices within the broader cookstove sector and the general public. The Deployment Kit included a training manual on Sensor-Enabled Climate Financing, an after-sales service model for maintaining and repairing cookstoves, and recommendations for compensation for entrepreneurs to ensure sustained participation.
Based on usage data collected via the StoveTrace platform and qualitative data collected from follow-up surveys conducted by RUWES women entrepreneurs, RUWES and Nexleaf recommended the best available options for improved cookstoves in Nigeria, assess manufacturers’ capacity to provide improved cookstoves at scale, and provided lessons learned on stove design elements that are most acceptable to Nigerian women.