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A new biomass cooking technology laboratory in Myanmar

GERES SCALE project assessment on Myanmar cookstove market highlighted the need for a standardized cookstove production and a robust certification system. Traditional cookstove production is highly fragmented and not standardized. Without standardization in place, stoves performance vary from one producer to another, and even within a single production batch. Moreover, just like in most developing […]

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Great start into 2018 for CESPA!

2018 is starting very positively for CESPA, the new Cambodian Efficient Stove Promoters Association whose aim is to organize together efficient cookstove producers and distributors, thereby ensuring the long term sustainability of the sector in Cambodia. Last December, CESPA has launched its registration period with two information meetings held on the 14th and 15th of December […]

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SCALE project in SWITCH-Asia report on Improved Cook Stoves

GERES is happy to be part of SWITCH-Asia last report on Improved Cook Stoves. Conducted in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the study explores how SWITCH-Asia projects in India, Laos, Myanmar and Pakistan are improving cook stoves. It describes in detail the common baselines and project cook stove designs, analyses the laboratory testing results, and describes the projects’ intervention strategies undertaken. Last July, […]

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A new identity for the Myanmar improved cookstoves sector

One of the main objectives of GERES SCALE project is to stimulate the demand for Improved Cookstoves (ICS) in Myanmar among rural and peri-urban biomass energy users through awareness raising and promotion activities on the economic and environmental benefits of improved cooking solutions. An engaging communication and marketing strategy is instrumental to facilitate the large-scale and […]

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Meet with one of our Myanmar staff !

Ma Linn Linn Myat is a QA/QC (Quality Assurance and Quality Control) technician of the SCALE project. She is based in the Dry Zone region where the improved A1 stove is produced. She is 27 years old and she comes from the capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw. She has been working for SCALE since the start […]

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CESPA is unveiling its new visual identity!

The first of its kind Cambodian business association in the Improved Cookstove (ICS) sector, recently renamed CESPA (Cambodian Efficient Stove Promotion Association), is striving to develop the ICS market in Cambodia. One of the association’s main ambitions is to strengthen the branding and promotion of the association and its products. Only three months after the […]

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Five outstanding women entrepreneurs from Myanmar

The following case study showcases women cookstoves producers of the Dry Zone region. They had the opportunity to attend SCALE training on A1 improved cookstoves production in March 2016. The project team is now working closely with them on marketing and promotion activities. A group of remarkable women from Chaung U, Myanmar, redefined adversity as […]

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UNDP-funded extensive research work to identify the conditions to promote sustainable fuelwood and charcoal production and consumption in Cambodia

Over the past five months, GERES Cambodia’s Sector Leader Climate & Development conducted a consulting mission for UNDP about a core topic for GERES: Woodfuels Value Chains and their Sustainability in Cambodia. The mission final report aims to better assess the current situation of woodfuels and charcoal in the country, to identify the different options for prompting […]

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A case study on SCALE project in SWITCH-Asia last report : Advancing Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment in Asia

The SWITCH-Asia Network Facility has just published a new report on the topic “Advancing Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment in Asia”. Based on 19 case studies from SWITCH-Asia Programmes in South and Southeast Asia, this report illustrates how women’s empowerment and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. It dedicates a couple […]

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