UN FOUNDATION | IMPROVED COOKSTOVES

branding / environment / social marketing / clean cooking / energy efficiency / purplewood / bangladesh / behavior change / sbcc
CHALLENGE

Around 80% of Bangladeshi households do their cooking on earthen traditional cookstoves. These stoves burn inefficiently and produce a lot of smoke, soot and stains. Over 20,000 women develop respiratory complications and diseases every year – just from inhaling excessive kitchen smoke.

SOLUTION

Category branding to bring all products under the single ‘Modern Stoves’ was followed by development of a single, culturally-relevant logo (i.e. the origami windmill). POS, outdoor advertising and the like were supported by a range of market activation e.g. street theater, mobile film screening, Improved Cookstove fairs etc. The campaign also featured household visits for interpersonal communications (IPC) and sales calls.

RESULT

Over 80% campaign recall, 85% of audience able to recall two key benefits of Modern Stoves; more details available here.

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