With the grant, CIRCODU procured additional testing equipment including SUMS, Calibration gases and Moisture meters. and drafted a quality assurance and quality control plan.
The activities involved included:
Air pollution monitoring (personal exposure to pollutants from kerosene lamps)
Visual acuity testing
The study aimed at addressing the need to increase market penetration of clean stoves with the end goal of reducing household air pollution and the associated disease burden as well as to reduce non-renewable biomass fuel consumption.
We conducted a baseline survey and KPTs in households in Kasese district to find out the type of cookstoves and fuels used, cooking practices and the social economic indicators of the target population and the average fuel savings before and after the adoption of clean cookstoves.
The program was to build the ACCES platform’s QATS program, and design technical support packages for manufacturers and testing centers.