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'''Grace Magney''' has been involved with solar cooking since the early 1980s. She and her late husband [[Gordon Magney|Gordon]] have been instrumental in providing over 20,000 solar cookers to the [[Afghanistan]] region. Since 2005 they have been working with [[Global Hope Network International]] there.
 
'''Grace Magney''' has been involved with solar cooking since the early 1980s. She and her late husband [[Gordon Magney|Gordon]] have been instrumental in providing over 20,000 solar cookers to the [[Afghanistan]] region. Since 2005 they have been working with [[Global Hope Network International]] there.
 
==Recent news and developments==
 
==Recent news and developments==
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*'''February 2014:''' [[Paul Funk]] has updated the solar cooking efforts of [[Grace Magney]] and SERVE in [[Afghanistan]] with a brief summary, beginning in the early eighties. Read more at [[Media:SERVE_solar_cooking_in_Afghanistan,_2013_update.pdf|Looking back at solar cooking relief efforts in Afghanistan]]
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*'''October 2012:''' [[Parabolic solar cooker]]s delivered to [[Afghanistan]]'s remote Wakhan Corridor. The Kirghiz tribe live at the end of this slender finger of land in northeastern [[Afghanistan]]. Their primary fuel source for cooking has been dried yak dung, creating smoky conditions in their yurts. The buffalo-like yaks are used for most of their transportation needs. In June, [[Jeff Waalkes]] in [[Kirghizstan]] and [[Grace Magney]] with the [[Global Hope Network]] in Kabul were able to deliver ten [[parabolic solar cooker]]s to the tribe. Grace organized the procurement and had the cookers loaded onto a truck. Jeff's responsibility was to get the truck into the Wakhan Corridor, and where the road petered out, strap everything including the solar cookers to the backs of yaks to deliver them to the Kirghiz. Initially hesitant, members of the tribe were soon cooking food and boiling water. See more of Jeff's [[Global_Hope_Network_International#News_and_recent_developments|photos of the delivery]].'''
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*'''October 2012:''' [[Parabolic solar cooker]]s delivered to [[Afghanistan]]'s remote Wakhan Corridor. The Kirghiz tribe live at the end of this slender finger of land in northeastern [[Afghanistan]]. Their primary fuel source for cooking has been dried yak dung, creating smoky conditions in their yurts. The buffalo-like yaks are used for most of their transportation needs. In June, [[Jeff Waalkes]] in [[Kirghizstan]] and [[Grace Magney]] with the [[Global Hope Network]] in Kabul were able to deliver ten [[parabolic solar cooker]]s to the tribe. Grace organized the procurement and had the cookers loaded onto a truck. Jeff's responsibility was to get the truck into the Wakhan Corridor, and where the road petered out, strap everything including the solar cookers to the backs of yaks to deliver them to the Kirghiz. Initially hesitant, members of the tribe were soon cooking food and boiling water. See more of Jeff's [[Global_Hope_Network_International#News_and_recent_developments|photos of the delivery]].
   
 
==Audio and video==
 
==Audio and video==
*'''August 2009'''
 
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|Solar Cooking and Food Processing in Afghanistan - the Future of Green Afghan Energy
 
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*'''July 2006:''' [http://solarcooking.org/media/broadcast/default.htm?magney Audio interview with Grace Magney discussing the Global Hope Network International solar cooking project in Afghanistan]
 
*'''July 2006:''' [http://solarcooking.org/media/broadcast/default.htm?magney Audio interview with Grace Magney discussing the Global Hope Network International solar cooking project in Afghanistan]
   
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
Grace Magney<br>
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Grace Magney<br />
P.O. Box 3023 Share Nau<br>
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P.O. Box 3023 Share Nau<br />
Kabul<br>
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Kabul<br />
 
[[Afghanistan]]
 
[[Afghanistan]]
   
Tel: +93-(0)789-807-932<br>
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Tel: +93-(0)789-807-932<br />
 
Mobile: +93-(0)776-268-295
 
Mobile: +93-(0)776-268-295
   
 
Skype: gmsolar
 
Skype: gmsolar
   
[mailto:gemsolar@swissmail.org gemsolar@swissmail.org]
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Email: [mailto:gemsolar@swissmail.org gemsolar@swissmail.org]
 
[[Category:Individuals|Magney]]
 
[[Category:Individuals|Magney]]
 
[[Category:Afghanistan|Magney]]
 
[[Category:Afghanistan|Magney]]
 
[[Category:Solar Cookers International Network members|Magney]]
 
[[Category:Solar Cookers International Network members|Magney]]
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[[Category:PSME|Afghanistan]]

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Grace Magney demonstrating solar cooking in Afghanistan

Grace Magney has been involved with solar cooking since the early 1980s. She and her late husband Gordon have been instrumental in providing over 20,000 solar cookers to the Afghanistan region. Since 2005 they have been working with Global Hope Network International there.

Recent news and developmentsEdit

Jeff Waalkes Afghan woman, 10-18-12
  • October 2012: Parabolic solar cookers delivered to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor. The Kirghiz tribe live at the end of this slender finger of land in northeastern Afghanistan. Their primary fuel source for cooking has been dried yak dung, creating smoky conditions in their yurts. The buffalo-like yaks are used for most of their transportation needs. In June, Jeff Waalkes in Kirghizstan and Grace Magney with the Global Hope Network in Kabul were able to deliver ten parabolic solar cookers to the tribe. Grace organized the procurement and had the cookers loaded onto a truck. Jeff's responsibility was to get the truck into the Wakhan Corridor, and where the road petered out, strap everything including the solar cookers to the backs of yaks to deliver them to the Kirghiz. Initially hesitant, members of the tribe were soon cooking food and boiling water. See more of Jeff's photos of the delivery.

Audio and videoEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ContactEdit

Grace Magney
P.O. Box 3023 Share Nau
Kabul
Afghanistan

Tel: +93-(0)789-807-932
Mobile: +93-(0)776-268-295

Skype: gmsolar

Email: gemsolar@swissmail.org

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