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6th SCI World Conference 2017

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6th World Conference participants 2017

The 6th SCI World Conference 2017 was held 16-18 January 2017 at the Muni Seva Ashram in Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. During the conference, over 200 participants from 30 countries presented and attended 63 presentations on eight different topics. The gathering broke new ground as it advanced solar cooking globally through new connections, information-sharing, and feedback on new projects in the solar cooking community.


  • NEW: January 2017: Several important commitments grew from the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 for solar cooking in camps for refugees and internally displaced persons. After Solar Cookers International (SCI) led discussions with experts and those implementing solar cooker projects in Bhutan, Nepal, Chad, Uganda, and many other locations, several plans and commitments occurred: 1) SCI formed a refugee working group to strategize for more solar cooker project implementation in camps and informal settlements; 2) A new partnership formed, leveraging the skills of a crowdfunder with on-the-ground experience in refugee settlements in Uganda; 3) A strategy to educate humanitarian aid donors who choose solar cooking for camps; 4) A data-driven target for solar cooker interventions to decrease wood fuel use by 10% (data indicate that solar cookers can save 40-50% of the wood fuel supplied to camp residents).

Video presentations


Plenary sessions



Applications in the Field

Education and Promotion

Entrepreneurship and Field Projects

Food Processing/Industrial Applications

Performance and Evaluation Process

Policy and Finance

Refugee Camp Projects

Scale and Coalition Building




Policy and Finance

Education and Promotion

Applications in the Field


Heat Storage

Solar Drying


Conference schedule

See also


See Solar Cookers International.

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