Ripple Africa, a nonprofit making firm operating in Nkhata Bay, has built over 40 000 cook stoves for residents of the district to help avert adverse impacts of climate change through environmental-friendly innovations.
In an interview on Monday, the firm’s country programme manager Force Ngwira said the smart cook stoves, known as Changu Changu Moto (CCM), use less fuel wood compared to traditional firewood cooking method, hence serving trees.
“Changu Changu Moto, is cost effective and does not require much labour in terms of searching for fuel wood as it operates best using small sized sticks which can always be found around the home,” he said.
This development comes at a time when the President Peter Mutharika has called on individual and corporate citizens to shift towards sustainable technologies that will reverse adverse effects of climate change on the environment.
Mutharika as speaking on Monday in Lilongwe when he launched the World Environment Day concurrently with the 2016 Climate Change Week and the Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (Ebafosa) in Malawi.
The National Climate Change Week has been set to raise public awareness on issues of environment and climate change management in Malawi.
This year’s theme for World Environment Day is ‘Join the race to make the world a better place’.n