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Developing Improved Solutions for Cooking (DISC) is a technical assistance programme, which is implemented by the World Bank with Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) funding under the country action track of SE4All initiative. Among all stakeholders in the Nepali clean cook stove sector, there is a general consensus that “improvement” in clean cook stoves should be in terms of reduced household air pollution, efficient use of fuel, faster cooking time, robustness and reparability, and improved sanitation (healthy kitchen practices). Perception of modernity, affordability, ease of operation, use of local materials and labor, ability to provide multiple utilities, and ability to perform specialized functions are some of the other key attributes associated to clean cook stoves by stakeholders. Activities promoting innovations in cook stove design and product development are essential for meeting the target of universal access.
DISC project activities will complement the ongoing and planned work plan of BESC and assist in scaling up clean cook stove deployment. The project will support clean cook stove and biomass fuel product development and labeling.
Support clean cook stove and biomass fuel product development and labeling in Nepal.
Increase the variety and number of advanced clean cook stoves available in Nepali market with fuel options and promote branding and labeling.
National Rural Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) led by Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), under Ministry of Science and Technology (MoEST), Government of Nepal; Centre for Energy and Environment (CEEN); Energy Environment Research and Development Centre (EERDC).
Development Partners (Funding agencies): The World Bank
Initially August 12, 2015- extended till December 2017
Throughout the Country
All Bio-energy stakeholders in the country; Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM)