Bio-Gas as alternative source of energy for Environmental protection and improving livelihood at household level
Bio-Gas as alternative source of energy for Environmental protection and improving livelihood at household level
The location of the project is in Aditekelezan sub-town, which is 45 km west of Asmara. A research on the use and installation of biogas as alternative source of energy is already conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture Central region supported by Chinese experts and it is time to use and replicate the scientific study at household level.

Fifteen households preferably female headed households having some animals and adequate water will be identified and selected as direct beneficiaries of the project. Identification and selection will be done in collaboration with the Local Administration of the area.

As per the various regional studies, wood fuel is the primary source of energy covering 90% of the total energy demand in the rural areas of the developing countries. And in Eritrea, 77% of energy is met through biomass most of it is used for cooking, which is often done over an open fire. Introduction of biogas is one way of substituting the biomass energy which is more cost effective and environmentally acceptable.

Awareness raising on alternative use of energy as biogas and environmental protection to the community and especially the young people will be conducted to illicit behavioral change in the use of firewood and protecting trees. Youth action groups will be established for awareness raising and tree planting purpose to secure the environment and further disseminate the use of biogas as alternative source of energy by their communities.

The overall objective of the bio-gas project is to contribute to the behavioral change on environment protection and livelihood development among Aditekelezan community by introducing Bio-Gas as alternative source of energy.

Immediate Objectives:- Introduction of biogas as alternative source of energy in selected 15 households preferably female headed households; develop the capacity of the community through on the job training on the use of biogas technology; establish youth action groups to protect the environment through tree planting and environmental protection; enhance the awareness of the community on environmental protection and livelihood development.

The project activities will mainly focus on constructing the 15 bio-gas facilities, building the capacity of selected community members on how to use, install and maintain biogas, raise the awaress of the community in general and the young community in particular to protect their environment through various means and promote the use of biogas as an alternative source of energy.

Stakeholders and beneficiaries of the project.
The National Union of Eritrean Youth & Students/HQ is the grantee of the project and will closely work with the backstopping of the Ministry of Agriculture that has experts who previously dealt with the study (research) of the bio-gas in Asmara. Other very important stakeholders of the project are SGP, UNDP, Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Local Administration.
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Project Snapshot

National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students-Head Quarter
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 31,127.75
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 11,894.95
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 34,205.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 10
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 10
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 10

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Keskese St 173. No 27
Asmara , Maekel , 1042

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Freweini Negash
Mr. Alemseged Moges


Hday street
Asmara, East Africa, 5366