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 […]

Five outstanding women entrepreneurs from Myanmar

The following case study showcases women cookstoves producers of the Dry Zone region. They had the opportunity to attend SCALE training on A1 improved cookstoves production in March 2016. The project team is now working closely with them on marketing and promotion activities. A group of remarkable women from Chaung U, Myanmar, redefined adversity as […]

A case study on SCALE project in SWITCH-Asia last report : Advancing Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment in Asia

The SWITCH-Asia Network Facility has just published a new report on the topic “Advancing Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment in Asia”. Based on 19 case studies from SWITCH-Asia Programmes in South and Southeast Asia, this report illustrates how women’s empowerment and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. It dedicates a couple […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]