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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICS movement catching fire

by Yohanes Iwan Baskoro, Lead Technical Advisor, StovePlus program A question was posed to me recently: More than 50 years after the notion that had put improved cookstove (ICS) as part of the solution to the global fuel, environment and health problems began to gain global recognition, why are we now still talking about promoting […]