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The RET4Nutrition project in Rwanda (January-August 2016) is a complement to the ongoing Nutrition Programme funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and implemented by UNICEF and its implementing partners.
To develop exhibition-trade fairs under the nutrition programme that can strengthen and develop multi-sector pro-nutrition interventions at a district level by creating business linkages and development initiatives between technology suppliers of improved cookstoves and solar PV products with the nutrition implementing partners and groups of beneficiaries.
Project activities are geared towards the overall objective of contributing to the improvement of livelihoods of rural families by creating linkages with private actors in renewable energy technologies – solar PV products and improved cookstoves. Major activities include:
With the general aim to develop private sector initiatives under the nutrition programme, it is envisioned that the participation of improved cookstoves and solar PV private companies will create a sustainable last mile distribution channel for renewable energy technologies among the beneficiaries at the bottom of the pyramid.
Implementation strategy: Rwanda renewable energy technologies for healthy nutrition practices
RET4Nutrition represents a ground-breaking nexus that links private companies to the existing nutrition programme activities through the supply of renewable energy technologies which are available in cities but often do not reach rural consumers. This initiative complements a multi-sector pro-nutrition interventions at a district level.