Mariam cannot believe it. In front of her, in the soaring heat of Kolokani village, Mali, an ordinary cardboard box covered with aluminum on the inside serves as a kitchen stove.
A beef dish simmers in a black pot contained in a heat-resistant plastic bag. Replacing traditional charcoal or wood stoves, the device arouses the curiosity of many in the village. It has been dubbed “Cookit”: solar cooking kit.
Outside of the town hall, about 20 women from Koulikoro, Segou and Mopti gather for a training session on this unprecedented culinary technology, as part of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme. One of its priorities is to increase vulnerable communities’ assets and access to resources by introducing improved Natural Resource Management (NRM) practices…
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