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Workshop for a sustainable charcoal value chain in Cambodia

The SEFED (Support the Emergence of Sustainable Supply Chains in the Domestic Energy Sector) project is moving fast forward with the creation of a sustainable charcoal value chain in Cambodia. GERES Cambodia held a 2-days sustainable charcoal value chain co-design workshop last week in Pursat with 13 participants: 4 forestry administration officials, 5 forest community representatives and […]

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Launch of CESPA’s own quality Label

  The launch of CESPA own quality Label on the 2nd of April comes reward the work achieved by CESPA board since last year.     Elaboration and implementation of Quality Assurance and Control (QAC) Last summer CESPA work on the elaboration of a set of QAC procedures. Once developed, the board constituted a team of […]

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CESPA’s hire its first Coordinator!

Socheata become the first CESPA Coordinator In December 2017, after a thorough selection process, SEFED project team and CESPA’s Board members decided to hire Socheata as the very first CESPA Coordinator. Her first day of work coincided with a Board meeting, which allowed her to meet with the members and to familiarize herself with the […]

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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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