Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar (MM11) Distributed Ledger Technology Powered Improved Cookstoves Finance Facility (DLTICS)

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO3
Start Date Q1  Oct 1 2018
End Date q1 Dec 31 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 82,479
Budget Percentage 87%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 72,069
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 82,479
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Aaron Russell
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Global Green Growth Institute
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy

Project context, objectives and description

The project objective is to reduce mangrove deforestation caused by cooking fuelwood demand on the coastal areas of Myanmar by distributing 1 million improved cooking stoves (ICS) to 500,000 coastal families in Ayeyarwady region. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks 

Scaling-up the distribution of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) in Myanmar is hindered by financial and logistical barriers. (i.e. lack of capital and poor money value chain communication). To address this issue, the distribution of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) will be funded through a carbon credits financial mechanism. The financial and ICS distribution mechanisms will be linked using the blockchain technology. This technology will allow us to scale up ICS manufacturing and distribution by overcoming the financial and carbon credits accounting constrains of a common ICS project. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: 1. Reduce mangrove deforestation directly linked to fuelwood consumption for cooking in the Delta Region through the distribution of 1 million ICS in the Delta Area. 

Impact: 2Provide 500,000 households with access to clean cooking systems in the Delta Region 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: N/A 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A 

NOTE: The project was put on hold due to the sudden leave of GERES, one of the consortium members. Additionally, the economic disruptions on the aviation industry caused by COVID 19 forced us to rethink the economic model of the project.

iv. Implementing Partners

  • Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
  • Ayeyarwady Regional Government

Number of Implementing Staff

Project Manager: Diana Alejandra Quezada Avila 

Aaron Russell, Cecille Pana, Tero RaassinaThiha Aung 


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Funding Source
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