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 […]

[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 […]

[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 CHEA ROEAN […]