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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The IMEPS, a new productive stove designed for small-scale food processing enterprises in rural areas

During the dry season, approximately 8,000 Cambodian farmers and their families rely on additional income-generating activities such as small-scale food processing (palm sugar, noodle, rice wine production), using inefficient productive stoves combined with non-renewable biomass sourcing. Beyond the environmental impact of these unsustainable practices, more and more farmers have to drop these off-season income-generating activities […]

Promoting the dissemination of Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces

From December 2014 to December 2016, GERES conducted an AusAID-funded project aiming to introduce and promote Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces. The project supported the dissemination of 90,000 ICS in both regions and allowed to gather critical lessons learned for further dissemination of improved cookstoves in Cambodia. The objective of this […]

FloWood: a study of biomass energy demand patterns in Cambodia

It is quite lamentable that the biggest contributor – biomass – to Cambodia’s total energy mix is also one that gets probably the least attention among researchers and government alike. Biomass energy makes up 70 percent of Cambodia’s energy consumption, more than 90 percent of which – according to FloWood: A Study of Biomass Energy […]

“Carbon credits a tough sell”

Phnom Penh Post, 26 November 2014, by Eddie Morton “Representatives from France-based NGO the Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) presented the results of a 10-year stovetop installation program, which ran from 2003 to 2013. ‘We were the first one to register a cooking-stove project to the voluntary carbon markets, which is […]