Rural Industrialization via Energy Technologies

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The project is developing a clean and safe garri frying system for use in rural communities in Nigeria. Use of this system will reduce the health and environmental impacts associated with using firewood for frying garri in the country.


The project is being delivered across three rural communities in Southern Nigeria.

Non Digitised African Village

Non-digitised African village map

Digitised African village map and its energy consumption

Main problem

The project is using Human-Centred Design (HCD) to understand how best to integrate our technology in a way that will positively change the attitude, skills and knowledge of garri frying women in the host communities.

Our Impact

Stakeholder identification and consultation, combined with HCD and partner collaboration, will inform and refine product design. 

Our stakeholder mapping and survey of 16 communities resulted in the identification of 3 womens’ frying groups which the project consulted in detail, to improve product design and service development. 


An improved garri-fryer design concept has been developed and critiqued by women garri-fryers.

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