PREDAS is a regional programme to promote household and alternative energies in the Sahel. The programme is implemented by the permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) with support from the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. The overall objectives of PREDAS are to contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources, on the one hand, and to poverty reduction in the Sahel, on the other. It aims to do so through the sustainable
and low-cost supply of wood-based energy to the populations.