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[[File:Leéiyen_teaches_the_use_of_solar_box_cookers_and_the_--SODIS--_approach_to_water_pastuerization,_11-15-14.png|thumb|350px|[[Leéiyen]] teaches the use of [[solar panel cooker]]s and the [[SODIS]] method of [[water pasteurization]] in Cameroon.]]
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==Events==
 
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See [[Calendar of events]]
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==News and Recent Developments==
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[[File:Leéiyen_teaches_the_use_of_solar_box_cookers_and_the_--SODIS--_approach_to_water_pastuerization,_11-15-14.png|thumb|300px|Leéiyen teaches the use of [[solar panel cooker]]s and the [[SODIS]] method of [[water pasteurization]] in [[Cameroon]], November 2014.]]
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*{{NewApr15}}'''February 2015''': A Development and Information Center, '''DevICe,''' has been established in Tatum, Kumbo, north of Bamenda in [[Cameroon]]. After two weeks of training, the staff continues to test different types of solar ovens, provide information about [[water hygiene]], and help with simple [[water quality analysis]]. They will also look into solar cooking. The center is run by voluntary work with a small budget. However, they are able to use a professional pyranometer from Kipp & Zonen. The [http://www.ingenjorerutangranser.se/projekt/solrenat-vatten-wadis-water-disinfection-i-samverkan-med-le%C3%A9iyen-systems-i-kamerun project] is run in partnership with [[Engineers Without Borders - Sweden]], and sponsorship by Inpsecta in Sweden. (Inspecta provides inspections, testing, certification, technical consulting and training services.)
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*'''November 2014:''' Vise Gilbert Chin, CEO/President of [[Leéiyen]], reports they have already taught more than 100 people to use solar cookers, including [[parabolic solar cooker]]s, and the [[Heaven's Flame]] and [[CooKit]] [[solar box cooker]]s.
   
 
*'''November 2008:''' [[Solar Household Energy]] (SHE) completed a nine month 25 HotPot Pilot Program with our Cameroonian partner, the [[Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Fight against Desertification]]. The women in Maroua, Cameroon were happy with their [[HotPot]]s and continue to be impressed by the variety of foods they can cook. The participants have been teaching their colleagues and friends about the HotPot. Demand for the HotPot has increased and SHE, Inc. and our partners are planning to expand the project.
 
*'''November 2008:''' [[Solar Household Energy]] (SHE) completed a nine month 25 HotPot Pilot Program with our Cameroonian partner, the [[Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Fight against Desertification]]. The women in Maroua, Cameroon were happy with their [[HotPot]]s and continue to be impressed by the variety of foods they can cook. The participants have been teaching their colleagues and friends about the HotPot. Demand for the HotPot has increased and SHE, Inc. and our partners are planning to expand the project.
   
 
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*'''November 2007:''' The [[Organisation for Rural Education Simplicity]] (ORES) has been carrying out solar cooker research for several months. After experimenting with parabolic cookers, which they found difficult to keep focused on the sun as it moves, they chose to develop a solar box cooker that can cook for five people. The box can be closed to keep water warm overnight. Glass and mirrors are the only cooker materials that are not produced locally. Production cost is about $150 per cooker. Although ORES is based in Bamenda, in the western part of Cameroon, ORES hopes to promote the cookers in northern Cameroon where the Sahara Desert is encroaching and where the sun shines nine months per year.
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*'''November 2007:''' The [[Organisation for Rural Education Simplicity]] (ORES) has been carrying out solar cooker research for several months. After experimenting with parabolic cookers, which they found difficult to keep focused on the sun as it moves, they chose to develop a solar box cooker that can cook for five people. The box can be closed to keep water warm overnight. Glass and mirrors are the only cooker materials that are not produced locally. Production cost is about $150 per cooker. Although ORES is based in Bamenda, in the western part of Cameroon, ORES hopes to promote the cookers in northern Cameroon where the Sahara Desert is encroaching and where the sun shines nine months per year.
   
 
*'''Fall 2006:''' Details about [[SHE]]’s pilot project were arranged with the [[Association for the Protection of the Environment]] and the Fight against [[Desertification]]. This NGO was founded by a group of Cameroonians concerned with the destruction of their environment. The project is scheduled to launch in January 2007.
 
*'''Fall 2006:''' Details about [[SHE]]’s pilot project were arranged with the [[Association for the Protection of the Environment]] and the Fight against [[Desertification]]. This NGO was founded by a group of Cameroonians concerned with the destruction of their environment. The project is scheduled to launch in January 2007.
   
==The History of Solar Cooking in Cameroon==
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==The history of solar cooking in Cameroon==
[[Paul Lebga Fonyonga]], a teacher in Cameroon, taught two workshops on solar
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Paul Lebga Fonyonga, a teacher in Cameroon, taught two workshops on solar
cooking in 2002.
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cooking in 2002.
   
 
''[Information for this section was taken originally from [[Media:sam.pdf|State of the Art of Solar Cooking]] by Dr. [[Barbara Knudson]]]''
 
''[Information for this section was taken originally from [[Media:sam.pdf|State of the Art of Solar Cooking]] by Dr. [[Barbara Knudson]]]''
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==Climate, Culture, and Special Considerations==
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==Climate, culture, and special considerations==
*'''Northern part of the country''': Sunny throughout the year and local sources of firewood are depleted. The north is a good region for solar cooking. '''Southern part of the country''': Abundant rain and abundant firewood. (Source: [[Juan Urrutia Sanz]], 2010-Feb-15)
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*'''Northern part of the country''': Sunny throughout the year and local sources of firewood are depleted. The north is a good region for solar cooking. '''Southern part of the country''': Abundant rain and abundant firewood. (Source: Juan Urrutia Sanz, 2010-Feb-15)
   
 
====See also====
 
====See also====
*[[Africa#West-Central_Africa|Discussion of West-central Africa's suitability for solar cooking]]<br>
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*[[Africa#West-Central_Africa|Discussion of West-central Africa's suitability for solar cooking]]<br />
 
*[[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables]]
 
*[[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables]]
   
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
 
===Possible funders for solar cooking projects in Cameroon===
 
===Possible funders for solar cooking projects in Cameroon===
[http://www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=40 Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE)]
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*[http://www.kiva.org/partners/40 Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE)]
===Reports===
 
   
===Discussion groups===
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===Reports===
* [http://lescuiseurssolaires.aceboard.fr/ Le forum de la cuísson solaíre]
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*'''November 2014:''' [http://www.isf-cameroun.org/sites/default/files/cookers_english_BD.pdf Construction of Solar Cookers and Driers] - ''Christelle Souriau & David Amelin''
   
 
===Articles in the media===
 
===Articles in the media===
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*'''June 2008:''' [http://allafrica.com/stories/200805161064.html Cameroon: Austrian Engineer Introduces Solar Cooker] - ''The Post'' (Buea)
   
 
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Leéiyen teaches the use of solar box cookers and the --SODIS-- approach to water pastuerization, 11-15-14

Leéiyen teaches the use of solar panel cookers and the SODIS method of water pasteurization in Cameroon.

EventsEdit

See also: Global Calendar of Events and Past events in Cameroon

News and recent developmentsEdit

Leéiyen teaches the use of solar box cookers and the --SODIS-- approach to water pastuerization, 11-15-14

Leéiyen teaches the use of solar panel cookers and the SODIS method of water pasteurization in Cameroon, November 2014.

  • February 2015: A Development and Information Center, DevICe, has been established in Tatum, Kumbo, north of Bamenda in Cameroon. After two weeks of training, the staff continues to test different types of solar ovens, provide information about water hygiene, and help with simple water quality analysis. They will also look into solar cooking. The center is run by voluntary work with a small budget. However, they are able to use a professional pyranometer from Kipp & Zonen. The project is run in partnership with Engineers Without Borders - Sweden, and sponsorship by Inpsecta in Sweden. (Inspecta provides inspections, testing, certification, technical consulting and training services.)
  • November 2014: Vise Gilbert Chin, CEO/President of Leéiyen, reports they have already taught more than 100 people to use solar cookers, including parabolic solar cookers, and the Heaven's Flame and CooKit solar box cookers.
ORES cooker
  • November 2007: The Organisation for Rural Education Simplicity (ORES) has been carrying out solar cooker research for several months. After experimenting with parabolic cookers, which they found difficult to keep focused on the sun as it moves, they chose to develop a solar box cooker that can cook for five people. The box can be closed to keep water warm overnight. Glass and mirrors are the only cooker materials that are not produced locally. Production cost is about $150 per cooker. Although ORES is based in Bamenda, in the western part of Cameroon, ORES hopes to promote the cookers in northern Cameroon where the Sahara Desert is encroaching and where the sun shines nine months per year.

The history of solar cooking in CameroonEdit

Paul Lebga Fonyonga, a teacher in Cameroon, taught two workshops on solar cooking in 2002.

[Information for this section was taken originally from State of the Art of Solar Cooking by Dr. Barbara Knudson]

Archived articlesEdit

Climate, culture, and special considerationsEdit

  • Northern part of the country: Sunny throughout the year and local sources of firewood are depleted. The north is a good region for solar cooking. Southern part of the country: Abundant rain and abundant firewood. (Source: Juan Urrutia Sanz, 2010-Feb-15)

See alsoEdit

ResourcesEdit

Possible funders for solar cooking projects in CameroonEdit

ReportsEdit

Articles in the mediaEdit

Web pagesEdit

Cameroon contactsEdit

NGOsEdit

Manufacturers and vendorsEdit

Government agenciesEdit

Educational institutionsEdit

IndividualsEdit

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

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