Project from Tsegaye Nega featured by United Nations Development Programme’s Accelerator Labs

Nega is associate professor of environmental studies at Carleton.

14 November 2022 Posted In:

The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Accelerator Labs has selected Tsegaye Nega, associate professor of environmental studies, as part of its #peoplepowered amplification campaign. Nega’s cleaner cookstove project—created in collaboration with Deborah Gross, Charles “Jim” and Marjorie Kade professor of the sciences—produces innovative cookstoves and biomass fuel pellets for a cooking alternative that is healthier for people and the environment.

The #peoplepowered campaign features early-stage solutions by grassroots innovators that bring clean energy to remote and vulnerable populations. The UNDP Accelerator Labs celebrates grassroots innovations that move society towards a more sustainable planet. 359 solutions worldwide were considered and only six selected for the campaign.

Read more about Nega’s project.