Project Gaia Inc., an NGO based in the United States of America and which focuses on the distribution of energy efficient cookstoves powered by ethanol from renewable sources, is developing a Cookstove Programme of Activities (PoA). The programme is seeking to be registered under both the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Gold Standard. The second project under this programme will be implemented in Djibouti. The project will result in the reduction of greenhouse gases through the displacement of kerosene, charcoal and firewood used for cooking. In addition to this, the project will also result in a number of sustainable benefits including reduction of deforestation and desertification, reduction of indoor air pollution, reduction of fuel costs, reduced healthcare costs from improved indoor air conditions and better environmental sanitation.

It is in this regard that, Carbon Africa, on behalf of Project Gaia Inc. have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the coming Local Stakeholder Consultation for the project scheduled to take place on the 31 August 2015 at the Les Acacias Hotel in Djibouti from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the project design and its impact on the sustainable development in Djibouti and getting your valued feedback on ways of improving its implementation. Please find attached a non technical summary of the project at:  

Non Technical Summary - English
Non Technical Summary - French
Non Technical Summary - Somali

Please confirm attendance by 20 August 2015 through Martha Jepkirui:, M: +254 706 374150 or +254 731 851754 or Aysheshum Abebaw: M: +251 911 348277