How did the project come about?

The Tuki Wasi project was created with the idea of contributing to the fight against the rising of the global average temperature caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


The general objective is to test an improved cookstoves diffusion mechanism in the rural areas of Peru under a results-based funding approach for the reduction of GHG emissions.

To do so, the idea is to select entities that ensure the long-term sustainability of the installed cookstoves as well as of their benefits, thus generating a sustained impact. This selection will be made through a rigorous competitive selection process.

The implementation of the selected improved cookstoves dissemination projects will be subject to a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system (MRV) which will ensure a high level of confidence in the results (mitigation and co-benefits) achieved by the project. MRV implies a strict collection of information and data logging, the application of quality controls throughout the project cycle, as well as the submission of data and results to third-party revision or verification.

From the execution of the project will emerge lessons learned, which will be used to refine the mechanism and improve the design together with relevant stakeholders.

Improved cookstoves

The involved cooking technology can be built or installed inside the dwelling and presents the following characteristics: evacuates the smoke generated by the combustion outside of the housing; works with efficient use of firewood; meets user safety requirements and is durable due to its construction / fabrication. Specific requirements are given at the rules of the competitive selection process to ensure all these characteristics are secured, and that the benefits and objectives of the project are achieved:

- Fixed or portable improved cookstoves will be accepted. Portable models must ensure a fixed location within the dwelling.
- ICS must have a minimum of 2 burners (or allow the simultaneous use of two or more standard size pots), a combustion chamber and a chimney as main elements.
- The cookstoves must be certified by SENCICO, which ensures that they are efficient, clean, and safe.

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