Invitation to a Local Stakeholder Consultation for Project Gaia Cookstove Project of Activities

Carbon Africa, on behalf of Gaia Association and Project Gaia, Inc., an NGO based in the United States of America and which focuses on the distribution of efficient Cookstoves powered by ethanol from renewable sources. Project Gaia, Inc. is developing a Cookstove Programme of Activities (PoA) that will seek to be registered under both the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Gold Standard.

The PoA will cover Ethiopia and Djibouti with a possible expansion to Haiti. The project will result in a number of sustainable benefits including reduction of deforestation and desertification, reduction of indoor air pollution, reduction of carbon dioxide and methane emissions to the atmosphere that is attained from kerosene use and uncontrolled manure decomposition respectively, reduction of fuel costs, reduced healthcare costs from improved indoor air conditions and better environmental sanitation.

It is in this regard that we have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the coming local Stakeholder Consultation for the project scheduled to take place on the 31st August 2015 at Les Acacias Hotel Djibouti from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Gaia Cookstove Project and its impact on the sustainable development in Djibouti¬†and getting participants’¬†valued feedback on ways of improving its implementation.

Kindly confirm attendance to Martha Jepkiruui martha(@) or M: +254 706 374 150 or +254 731 851 754] or Ayshehum Abebawa: aysheshum(@) M: +251 911 34 82 77

Kindly find a non-technical summary of the project: English, French, and Somali.