The UNJLC mission to the greater Darfur's and assessment of UN/NGO interest and commitment to launch an ITDG project promoting manufacture of fuel-efficient stoves from locally available organic materials by IDP camp women thus, reducing firewood consumption by 40%, has been concluded. Project proposal development responsibility were delegated to the Fuel and Energy Development Groups (F&EWG) established during the mission's visit to El Fasher, Nyala and Geneina comprising a cross section of UN and NGO partners. UNJLC and ITDG Khartoum organization management, structure and process flow discussions were concluded since the last bulletin-reporting period resulting in a formalized and systems approach that demarcates service provider and NGO stakeholder responsibility levels and assists F&Ewg in development of geographic specific project proposals, which thereafter will be forwarded by the field directly to ITDG Khartoum for compilation and presentation to DFID in accordance with donor conditions. Preliminary dissemination of road-map guidelines coinciding with inter-agency meeting in El Fasher are undergoing final revision for broad electronic dissemination to all locations by 23 September. Other significant contributions include the launching of an F&EWG inter-agency 100 household surveys in Nyala comprising World Vision, as focal point covering Kalm a and O tash camps. Save the Children UK will commence survey work in Manawashe, Mushing and Duma while IRC covers Kass.

Surveys are based upon data standardization mission recommendations and will capture trend information (i. e. distances currently travelled by women collecting firewood compared with 3 months ago) and gender based threat data (incidence, periodicity of risk / threat factors) and solicits GBV risk / mitigation recommendations from respondents. Data capture fields of wood fuel consumption, access, collection methods, meals preparation related to fuel availability supplement the survey's format. 13 UN and NGO partners forming the consortium of F&EWG with Hel pAge nominated as focal point are concurrently carrying out a similar 100 household survey in Geneina.

Data collection and analysis completion dates for north and south Darfur surveys are set for 25 September 2004. UN and NGO agencies bearing programme mandates are still being encouraged to assume project management responsibility to sustain the inter-agency momentum and donor interest generated during the mission period so that UNJLC may revert to its primary area of expertise -compiling logistics data and developing information products serving the humanitarian community.