POPULARIZING THE USE OF LPG AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR WOMEN IN LAGOS &OGUN STATES
LPG is more environment friendly as it emits much less CO2 per meal when burned than wood fuel and other traditional fuels. By reducing demand for wood, switching to LPG can also reduce deforestation. Relative to most other non-renewable fuels, LPG produces low emissions of CO, HC and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), which are the principal precursors of ozone layer.Women in Nigeria bear the brunt of domestic chores due to the highly gendered division of labor in our culture. They are constantly faced with the challenges associated with little or no energy sources, health implications from having to use sources of energy like charcoal and fire wood. In addition to the drudgery and health implications is the fact that such practices are detrimental to the environment in the long run. Despite, being the 7th largest producer of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Nigeria is yet to capitalize on this relatively clean and cheaper alternative source of energy for many reasons. They include a limited knowledge of LPG and its benefits. Poor women who are the most affected by use of firewood and charcoal lack funds to purchase and sustain the use of LPG in their household and government’s inability to provide a conducive and regulatory framework for LPG are just some of the reasons for its low usage. The project aims to create awareness in 7 LGAs in Lagos and Ogun states by training and providing 700 women with training and access to credit on LPG. The project also intends to build partnerships between CSOs/ Private Sector and government to create gendered policy on energy from the case study of the LPG in these two states.
Friends of the Environment
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Project Terminated Before Completion
|Engr. Joanna Maduka|
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