In Nigeria, firewood is the most utilized source of energy for cooking, providing about 60% and 92.3% of cooking energy in urban and rural households respectively. The negative effects on health and the environment associated with the use of traditional cooking energy sources such as firewood, charcoal, crop residue, and animal dung have created increased global concern. One of the effective interventions aimed at reducing the negative effects associated with the use of traditional cooking methods is encouraging the sustainable use of Improved CookStoves (ICS) among households in Lower and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). In a bid to improve the health status of poor and marginalized households through the adoption and sustainable use of improved cook stoves, Christian Aid implemented an Improved CookStove for Community Development (ICCD) project in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. In line with best practice, Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) was engaged to evaluate the impact of the project.

Project Goal

To conduct an Endline evaluation to assess the successes and challenges of the ICCD project activity


  • To determine the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) activities
  • To determine the knowledge attitudes and practices (KAP)of the project communities concerning cooking methods
  • To access awareness on the Improved CookStoves, its use and benefits, willingness, and ability to pay for an Improved CookStove and ownership
  • To access Perceptions of the project teams and communities on the Improved CookStove for Community Development project, acceptance, usefulness, sustainability.

Related Activities

  • Design of evaluation methodology and tools (survey questionnaires, focus group discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs)
  • Recruitment and training of personnel for data collection ‘
  • Primary data collection
  • Analyzing primary data and
  • Development of a final report on findings for the client

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