CIRCODU’s Biomass Cookstoves Testing laboratory came into existence in 2010. From 2012 to 2014, the laboratory was one of the regional knowledge and testing centers recognized and supported by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (now Clean Cooking Alliance).
CIRCODU’S Biomass Cookstove Testing Laboratory attained recognition by Uganda National Bureau of Standards for testing of cookstoves in accordance with the recognized international standard ISO / IEC 17025:2017 on the 20th of January 2021.
Certificate Number: UNBS/LRS/0023
Joseph holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden and has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Makerere University. He has also obtained a Certificate in Energy Systems and Energy carriers in developing countries (solar, hydro, wind, biomass etc)
She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda. She researched on post-harvest handling practices that influence the Physico-chemical properties and microbial status of beef in the meat value chain in Uganda. The research was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development under the Reduction of Postharvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains Project (RELOAD project).
The Laboratory has got the capacity to perform these activities both in the laboratory and in the field in conformity with internationally accepted test methods, protocols and standards, and in conformity with the customers’ and UNBS requirements.