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 […]

Assisted Natural Regeneration in Cambodia

Most of the community forests of Cambodia are very degraded which strongly limits the potential of income generating activities for the communities to sustainably manage their forest resources. In collaboration with Bagong Pagasa Foundation from the Philippines, GERES is promoting Assisted Natural Regeneration to the members of the community forests supported by its projects. Last […]

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 […]

Cambodian Youth, Coffee and talks on Climate Change

On June 13th, a group of young Cambodians sat wide-eyed listening to a presentation that opened their mind to that phenomenon that EVERYBODY in the world is talking about – climate change. More than 20 members of Politikoffee, a youth organization that meet up once a week – over coffee (and not alcohol as is […]

[NLS Story Series] Cooking up beautiful transformations

NEW LAO STOVE Story Series The NLS story series tells of stories of people – their past, their struggles, and most of all, their successes and hopes – in rural Cambodia and how their beautiful journey is in part defined by their having crossed paths with the New Lao Stove. The stories of Ouk Chan […]