ATE's mission is: Energy Technologies for Improved Livelihoods, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development.
We seek to improve the quality of life of the poor community in Uganda as part of the Global Millenium Goals. We also work to enhance the capacity of commercial endeavors, and increase access to appropriate energy options.
Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas
At present we are undertaking a stove project to install 1000 improved cook stoves with the rural community of Masaka district, whose income is based on agriculture. Our intervetions are intergrated with health, sanitation, HIV, vocation training and income generating activities which invlove men and women/youth .
Market is justfied by quality, affordability, durability, accepability of the product. But to this world of challenges, external funding to start up is necessary.
The issue of standard is what we need to consider to avoid fake products on market. We producers have a wider challenge, based on capital base. If one is to run a sustainable business, in the planning we have to consider the building industry for their input on structure. The rural based social workers, health workers, and politicians also need to be involved in the planning stage.
Using as an example the very project we are under taking, the donor did not fund the provision of smoke removal [hoods, chimney pipes], yet this is necessary. Now we need to look for other funding for putting up these necessities to avoid indoor smoke. To monitor this we still need funds to get monitoring tools, but practicaly many stoves in communities have no smoke removal.
Relevant Publications or Studies
Our Contribution to the Partnership
On issues of technology development, transfer, infomation sharing and projects.