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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CESPA’s Constituent General Assembly, unveiling promising pathways for development for the Improved Cookstove sector in Cambodia

Registered with the support from GERES in 2004, the first Cambodian business association in the Improved Cookstove (ICS) sector, recently renamed CESPA (Cambodian Efficient Stove Promotion Association), has been striving for the past decade to structure and develop the ICS market in Cambodia by gathering producers and distributors (300 members to date) and defending their […]

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 […]

Using participatory role-playing tools to model the climate vulnerabilities of local farmers and develop climate-resilient agriculture solutions.

GERES is currently providing technical support on climate-resilient agriculture to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) in order to increase resilience to climate change for farmers in rural Cambodia. During this 3 year project, funded by the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA), GERES team will work with farmers from 35 villages in Kampong […]