International Center for Energy Environment and Development (ICEED)


ICEED is committed to poverty eradication. Focusing our research based knowledge on influencing policies that ensure sustainable development. ICEED is one of Nigeria’s leading research development centre on sustainable energy and climate change; delivering policy reform, institutional change and market development for the country’s emerging low carbon economy. ICEED has a proven track record of managing complex and multi-disciplinary projects and renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation in Nigeria.

Organization Type Independent Consultant

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Okechukwu Ugwu
Secondary Contact
Mr. Onochie Anwara
Address Bassan Plaza, 3rd Floor F Wing, Behind TOTAL House, Central Business District
PO Box 5421, Garki
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory
Phone +234 9 783 1151
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

In collaboration with USAID Nigeria, ICEED plans to install 200 efficient institutional woodstoves for secondary schools. Arrangements for commencement of the project has reached advanced stage and roll out is expected by July 2012.

In 2011, ICEED initiated the process towards the formation of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance which will be formally launched on March 20, 2012, has a mandate of delivering 10 million clean cookstoves to Nigerian homes and institutions by 2020.

Fuels/Technologies: Alcohol Fuels
Liquid Petroleum Gas
Sectors of Experience: Gender
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Climate change
Countries of Operation: Nigeria

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

ICEED in collaboration with GTZ in 2008, undertook a market assessment of institutional cooking practices using traditional three-stone firewood stoves in Nasarawa and Niger States of Nigeria. The survey found out that almost institutions depend on firewood. It also found out that 56% of cooks in institutions prefer this cooking method because of the age long perception in Nigeria that meals cooked with firewood taste better and the cooking is faster for large volumes of meals.

ICEED also conducted a survey in 2007 on household efficient woodstoves in selected rural and peri-urban areas across Nigeria. The survey found out that at least 50% of households in these areas depend solely on firewood for cooking and about 70% of those that use firewood buy them from the market. It also found out that 40% of households prefer this cooking method largely because of scarcity and rising cost of alternatives including electricity, LPG and kerosene. It was also discovered that most households prefer firewood because of the perception that meals cooked with firewood taste better.

ICEED sees deployment of efficient institutional woodstoves as a quick win because of the large quantities of wood they use and the surprisingly greater percentage of cooks who prefer firewood stoves. Deployment of these stoves will achieve significant wood savings and eliminate indoor air pollution while conforming with the cooks age long beliefs.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

ICEED in collaboration with Aprovecho Research Centre is working on a business plan that will introduce efficient institutional woodstoves into the Nigerian market by December 2012.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

In 2010, ICEED in collaboration with Swiss Embassy Nigeria, GIZ Nigeria and Aprovecho Research Centre undertook a pilot project that installed three 60 litre Aprovecho institutional woodstoves. A post project review found out that institutions in Nigeria require bigger volumes of stoves because of the number of people they have to feed.

To address this challenge, Aprovencho Research Centre with prompting from ICEED undertook to develop a 100 litre prototype. This prototype has been developed and after appropriate performance tests, mass production will begin. ICEED hopes to deploy these stoves in our upcoming projects.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We are developing a monitoring and evaluation mechanism. We intend to use the mechanism to monitor and evaluate stoves installed when we begin large scale production and installation of stoves.

Relevant Publications or Studies

* Renewable Energy Master Plan of 2005 for Nigeria
* Renewable Electricity Action Program of 2006 for Nigeria
* Renewable Electricity Policy Guidelines of 2006 for Nigeria
* Woodfuel and Household Energy Situation in Nigeria (2007)
* Market Assessment for Institutional Fuelwood Stoves in Northern Nigeria (2008)

Our Contribution to the Partnership

ICEED has experience in business development, policy and regulatory issues and access to finance . ICEED would like to exchange ideas on how to improve the household and institutional energy situation in Nigeria.