Promotion of Sustainable Charcoal in Angola through a Value Chain Approach

What is the project about?

undp_ao_Wood dryingWood drying. Credit: Olivia Pereira/UNDP Angola

The Project aims to introduce energy-efficient charcoal technologies in Angola and trigger market demand for certified, sustainable charcoal. Energy-efficient charcoal kilns, briquetting machines and efficient stoves will be transferred to rural and peri-urban beneficiaries, thereby adding value along the chain while creating opportunities for income and job creation.

The Overall goals of this project are to:

undp_ao_Charcoal packageCharcoal package. Credit: Olivia Pereira/UNDP Angola

I.                     Information and strengthening of the policy framework for sustainable charcoal;

II.                   Transfer of sustainable charcoal technology to agents along the charcoal value chain;

III.                 Strengthening of human capacities and institutions.

What have we accomplished so far

The project implementation has just begun. In close collaboration with the local stakeholders, the project selected pilot-communities to implement initiatives among rural charcoal producers to demonstrate the benefits of low-emission charcoal production technologies and enhanced production skills.

Who Finances it?

Donor name

Total amount (6 years)

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

USD 4,620,000


USD    875,000