Appropriate Household Energy Technology Development
By Lydia Muchiri and May Sengendo Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction Forward A An overview of the Manual and its Purpose 1. Background 2. Purpose 3. Relevance 4. Language 5. Monitoring and evaluation guidelines 6. Hints for successful learning sessions Training Framework for Energy Activities 1. Energy technology and development issues 2. Energy technology design and generation 3. Technology choice 4. Technology transfer and dissemination 5. Monitoring and evaluating energy programmes Training Themes and Topics Theme One: Energy Technology and Development Issues 1.1. Planning household energy initiatives 1.2. Participatory planning for energy projects Theme Two: Technology Design and Generation 1.3. Gender concern in technology design and generation 1.4. Mudstove design and gender considerations 1.5. Ceramic stove production 1.6. Kiln construction and use Theme Three: Energy Technology Choice 1.7. Appropriate technology choice 1.8. Implications of income availability on technology choice Theme Four: Energy Technology Transfer 1.9. Dissemination and delivery strategies 1.10. Promoting energy technologies through commercialization Theme Five: Monitoring and Evaluating Energy programmes 1.11. Formulating garner sensitive indicators References
The content of this manual was developed through working with partner organisations from 1995 to 1998. We wish to recognize the contribution of the women, men and children in the communities where energy programme have been undertaken. |Indeed, their indigenous knowledge about household energy technologies has contributed towards making the technologies more appropriate. The manual is a product of the combined efforts of the staff of the Energy programme and partner organisations. Thanks go to other Intermediate Technology (|IT) Programme staff for taking time to review the drafts. Thanks to the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University for the support accorded while collecting information and writing this manual. We are grateful for the constructive critical assessment made by the participants of the Regional Household Energy Consultative Workshop, held in Arusha, Tanzania, in November 1998. Finally, thanks to the project donors especially the Department for International Development, (DfID), for the support given to the project and for the development and preparation of the manual.
The Household Energy Regional (HER) Project’s objective is to build the capacity of agencies in the East African region to implement effective household energy activities, by providing technical advice and facilitating information sharing. One of the strategies undertaken to achieve that objective is to develop a training manual and other materials to support energy activities. The development of the manual is a result of the recommendations made during the 1996 project review and mid-term evaluation. It is aimed at strengthening the efforts of the project and complementing the training materials offered by the project. Sustainability of activities is a key issue in community development projects carried out by Intermediate Technology. To achieve that purpose, the training manual is developed and prepared in a way that will provide users with the necessary skills on energy planning, implementation and monitoring of energy activities and how they impact on gender. The manual provides clear gender-focused monitoring and evaluation indicators which guide the user in establishing the implications of energy interventions on the roles, rights and responsibilities of the communities.
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