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'''SUPO''' has started a solar cooking programme in Ouagadougou, the growing capital of Burkina Faso. The aims of PESGO (Programme Energie Solaire Grand-Ouaga) are:
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'''SUPO''' has started a solar cooking programme in Ouagadougou, the growing capital of [[Burkina Faso]]. The aims of PESGO (Programme Energie Solaire Grand-Ouaga) are:
 
*to introduce solar energy in urban households by training women in using the [[CooKit]].
 
*to introduce solar energy in urban households by training women in using the [[CooKit]].
 
*to educate children (13 to 16 years) in hygiene, health and solar cooking to create a new generation of cooks, who are familiar with sustainable cooking.
 
*to educate children (13 to 16 years) in hygiene, health and solar cooking to create a new generation of cooks, who are familiar with sustainable cooking.
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==External links==
 
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*http://www.supo.nl
 
*http://www.supo.nl
*[http://iapnews.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/solar-cooking-in-the-urban-households-of-ouagadougou-burkina-faso/ Adapting to an innovation: Solar cooking in the urban households of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)]
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*[http://web.archive.org/20091201041119/iapnews.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/solar-cooking-in-the-urban-households-of-ouagadougou-burkina-faso/ Adapting to an innovation: Solar cooking in the urban households of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)]
   
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
[[Hilde Toonen]]<br>
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Latest revision as of 23:14, October 31, 2014

Last updated: 4 August 2013      
SUPO

SUPO has started a solar cooking programme in Ouagadougou, the growing capital of Burkina Faso. The aims of PESGO (Programme Energie Solaire Grand-Ouaga) are:

  • to introduce solar energy in urban households by training women in using the CooKit.
  • to educate children (13 to 16 years) in hygiene, health and solar cooking to create a new generation of cooks, who are familiar with sustainable cooking.

In PESGO, it is observed that the CooKit cannot replace firewood entirely. SUPO is exploring the use of Jatropha oil as a complement to the CooKit. The Jatropha plant is drought tolerant and its fruits contain oil which can be used as fuel substitute. Unlike the use of solar energy, there is a still little field experience. Further exploration is needed. The combination of the CooKit and Jatropha oil seems to have high potential in the urban kitchens of West-Africa.

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Hilde Toonen
SUPO

Email: hilde.toonen@wur.nl
Web: http://www.supo.nl

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