Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination (FWD)

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1983 Wolfheze Netherlands


Founded as a follow-up to 1st International Stove Dissemination Workshop. Nairobi (Kenya) office opened 1989. 'AFREPREN' derives from African Energy Policy Research Network a separately registered consultancy office. No activities reported since 2010.


Assist the wide-scale dissemination of improved cookstoves in the developing world; facilitate exchange of information, particularly between stove agencies in the South; assist stove agencies in developing countries to improve the quality of information generated; assist development agencies (mainly voluntary and grassroots organizations) in the South to formulate and initiate regional programmes and, where necessary, national-level stove activities; strengthen the capacity of developing countries in planning, initiation and management of improved cookstoves projects; foster efforts to develop standardized research methodologies of cookstove programmes; formulate and implement intra-regional research projects on cookstoves in developing countries.


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Decentralized structure with global membership of individuals and institutions interested in household and biomass energy issues. Works closely with: F-XF5252 - AFREPREN/FWD.

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GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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