How do you stop a vicious cycle? Finding new solutions to halt Somalia’s damaging charcoal trade

Local pastoralists collect water
In parts of Somalia, people spend up to 4️ hours per day fetching water. Credit: Mark Naftalin/ UNDP Somalia
Aden Hassan’s teashop in Hargeisa received a solar panel as part of a UNDP and Somaliland Ministry of Environment pilot project to offer alternative energy sources across the region. Credit: Mark Naftalin/UNDP
A solar panel installed on the roof of the MAS Children’s Teaching Hospital in Somaliland helped lower the hospital’s monthly bills. The savings were used to purchase additional medication and hire more staff. Credit: Mark Naftalin/UNDP Somalia
Eco-friendly cook stoves, produced by women entrepreneurs in Somaliland with UNDP’s support. These stoves use less fuel, save trees and they are cheaper. Credit:Mark Naftalin/UNDP
Participants of innovation bootcamp on alternative energy solutions organized by the Accelerator Lab — Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photo: Abdelhamid Ezzat/ UNDP
Presentation of ideas during Innovation Bootcamp, Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photo: Abdelhamid Ezzat/ UNDP

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Building the world’s largest learning network around development challenges. 60 Labs in 78 countries. http://acceleratorlabs.undp.org/

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