The use of household biogas and bioslurry has expanded across African countries. The Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP), financially supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been implementing national biogas programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burkina Faso since 2009. Biogas activities have been present in Rwanda, Cameroon and Benin, and more recently, biogas projects have kicked-off in Zimbabwe and Zambia. ABPP supported the installation of nearly 60,000 biodigesters. A growing number of enterprises are delivering quality products and services to meet the increasing demand for sustainable biogas solutions; national markets are emerging. There is a lot to share and to learn from these developments. Improved cook stoves have proliferated and many models are available. However, how clean they are, is depending on the design and the fuels. A lot can be improved there. Against this background, Hivos, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity in Ethiopia organised, in cooperation with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a conference from April 5 to 7, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The main objectives of the conference: