SCALE project in SWITCH-Asia report on Improved Cook Stoves

GERES is happy to be part of SWITCH-Asia last report on Improved Cook Stoves. Conducted in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the study explores how SWITCH-Asia projects in India, Laos, Myanmar and Pakistan are improving cook stoves. It describes in detail the common baselines and project cook stove designs, analyses the laboratory testing results, and describes the projects’ intervention strategies undertaken. Last July, […]

A new identity for the Myanmar improved cookstoves sector

One of the main objectives of GERES SCALE project is to stimulate the demand for Improved Cookstoves (ICS) in Myanmar among rural and peri-urban biomass energy users through awareness raising and promotion activities on the economic and environmental benefits of improved cooking solutions. An engaging communication and marketing strategy is instrumental to facilitate the large-scale and […]

Meet with one of our Myanmar staff !

Ma Linn Linn Myat is a QA/QC (Quality Assurance and Quality Control) technician of the SCALE project. She is based in the Dry Zone region where the improved A1 stove is produced. She is 27 years old and she comes from the capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw. She has been working for SCALE since the start […]

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 […]