As an outgrow of 20 years of field experience in Africa in supporting household energy programs, Steve Sepp presents a guidebook for fostering sustainable wood energy that is easily accessible though rich in empirical facts and figures. The succinct analysis summarizes core advantages of wood-based fuels, followed by challenges and success stories in favor of conducive wood energy policies. The 40-page-publication was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH's program HERA (‘Poverty-Oriented Basic Energy Services').

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Community based
Ecosystems and biodiversity
Cross-sectoral enabler
Capacity building and training
Communication and awareness
Governance and planning
CTCN Keyword Matches
Residential water heaters
Sustainable forest management
Switch from fossil fuel to biomass
Wood products