CCZ, Consumer Council of Zimbabwe

With most people in Zimbabwe confined to their households during the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a sharp increase in urban firewood harvesting which causes deforestation, indoor air pollution and health issues for consumers. CCZ aims to promote the use of alternative, clean and renewable energy sources to households by introducing energy-saving stoves to urban and peri-urban areas of Bulawayo. The usage of these stoves can be shared amongst the local community. Communities lack knowledge on clean alternative sources of energy, therefore, this project seeks to create a sharing culture of clean energy amongst communities whilst reducing the risk of deforestation from urban firewood harvesting.