Energy Efficient Production and Utilization of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies and Private Sector Involvement

Project Summary

Improved and more efficient use of biomass energy resources through efficient charcoal production and improved cookstoves

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Sierra Leone
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Water Resources; Environment Protection Agency - Sierra Leone (EPA-SL)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,768,182 USD
Co-financing Total
9,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
176,818 USD
Total Cost 10,818,182.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Mar 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
09 Aug 2012
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Sep 2014
Project closed