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Since the end of 2017, the Nitidæ association has obtained funding from the Agrence française de Développement (AFD) to develop the energy recovery project for agroindustrial waste in Côte d'Ivoire, known as the "Agrovalor RCI Project". The objective of the project is to promote the energy recovery of agro-industrial waste in Côte d'Ivoire and to disseminate energy recovery equipment adapted to the local context (in particular in the cities of Bouaké and Korhogo) and intended for small processing units; by ensuring a transfer of skills for the replication of these technologies in the country in the medium to long term. Regarding the attiéké and shea sectors, the project provides for the installation of 30 improved stoves with attiéké transformers, and the equipment of improved tools for shea production with 6 groups and/or SMEs (which include improved stoves, roasters and briquetting presses).
Purpose of recruitment
The project is looking for 4 investigators to carry out a stakeholder survey of wood energy in each of the 2 intervention areas of the project: Bouaké and Korhogo. The survey carried out by these investigators should enable the project to respond to the following issues (the list is not exhaustive):
- How are agro-industrial processing operators supplied with wood energy? And more generally the project areas (Bouaké and Korhogo)?
- What other uses of wood (lumber, domestic or institutional use, etc.) are carried out locally?
- What are the wood supply basins for the project areas?
The surveys will take place in urban and peri-urban areas of the towns of Korhogo and Bouaké.
Period and duration of the investigations
The surveys will be carried out over a period of one month (30 working days including 2 days of agent training). They will take place in the period from July 13 to August 25, an active phase of the first 21 days of surveys including training days.