Kampala, Uganda

Sourcing Local Suppliers of Cookstove Components

Support Sustainable Cities and Communities

Skills Needed

  • Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering

Estimated workload

Full-time

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start Flexible

Benefits

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

Three billion people around the world cook their food by burning charcoal, wood, and biomass on open fires or rudimentary stoves. This has massive health, economic, and environmental repercussions. Over 25 million Ugandans are affected by indoor air pollution from dirty cooking. We're piloting programs to improve access to best-in-class stoves, which give off less smoke and cut fuel expenditures in half. Our work in Uganda builds on what we've learned in Sudan. We offer stoves to women through partner organizations, where stoves are offered on installment models. These models requires very little upfront cost, removing the biggest barrier to getting a stove.

We're looking for an Experteer to help us find a local source in Uganda, who can cut metal to our specifications to manufacture energy efficient cookstoves.  This would help us to reduce the cost of the stove, which would allow us to help more people, as it would be cheaper than importing the metal pre-cut from overseas. 

Deliverables

As part of this project, we're seeking support to:

  • Identify and connect with potential local suppliers 
  • Develop best practices for evaluating supplies and how to approach negotiation 

At the end of the project, we hope to establish a working relationship with a local supplier to kick off the production phase.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Good For Groups

Accommodation

To be determined with the selected candidate

Learning Opportunity

You can learn all about the world of efficient cookstoves!

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