The project was implemented in Chepuwa and Rukuma villages of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasava in Nepal. The objectives of the project were: a) To reduce deforestation and unburden women from gathering firewood through installation and use of metallic improved cooking stoves; and b) To empower the Lhomi and Shingsaba communities to enhance their climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
The photo essay highlights the role of Indigenous community empowerment in adopting environmentally friendly technology for cooking and creating smoke-free kitchens. The project has empowered several indigenous communities including women and senior citizens. The photo essay can be viewed here.