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 […]

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 […]

The struggle to ensure quality in quality-testing centers in the Mekong region

As industries in countries in the Mekong region begin to compete in the global stage, they also unfortunately realize that their products – measured by laboratories in their own countries which most often do not comply with international testing standards – do not measure up to recognized global standards. This non-conformation of laboratories with internationally-recognized […]

[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 […]

What’s up with SCALE?

In Myanmar, the SCALE – Strengthening improved Cookstove Access towards a better quality of Life and Environment – Project is well underway. The European Union-funded project supports a global SWITCH to sustainable consumption and production by helping put in place a supply chain which is capable of driving wide-scale and sustainable access to fuel-efficient cookstoves […]