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In 2005 the '''Senegal Ecovillage Network''' hosted 10 nutrition interns from Laval University
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who did an excellent job of social marketing research with
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women home-makers. Together they launched our first solar
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oven project in the town of Mekhe, and produced a cookbook
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In 2005 the '''Senegal Ecovillage Network''' hosted 10 nutrition interns from Laval University who did an excellent job of social marketing research with women home-makers. Together they launched our first solar oven project in the town of Mekhe, and produced a cookbook of Senegalese Solar Oven recipes. Three 2006 summer interns, two junior engineering students from the local Polytechnic, and team leader engineer Melissa Zgola, from Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) collected excellent evaluation data for this program, not all of which has yet been analyzed. One of the analyses, however, which we hope to capitalize on later, was carried out by [[Jeff Leopando]] from Harvard College in 2007. Jeff succeeded in controlling for substitutions effects, as women used more poluting wood and charcoal cooking fuel to offset the rise in cost of butane. He demonstrated that each well-functioning oven offset an average of 4 MT (metric tons) of CO2 emissions per year. University of Minnesota Intern [[Hannah Gelder]], continued work on CO2 offsetting both for us and for the regional office of the Global Environmental Fund. This solar oven initiative in Meckhe has started a new project phase. The Minister of Science & Technology visited the new oven project and approved of the solar-cooked national favorite fish with rice dish “Thieb-u Dien.” -it’s moving!
of Senegalese Solar Oven recipes. Three 2006 summer
 
interns, two junior engineering students from the local
 
Polytechnic, and team leader engineer Melissa Zgola, from
 
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) collected excellent
 
evaluation data for this program, not all of which has yet been
 
analyzed. One of the analyses, however, which we hope to
 
capitalize on later, was carried out by [[Jeff Leopando]] from
 
Harvard College in 2007. Jeff succeeded in controling for
 
substitutions effects, as women used more poluting wood and
 
charcoal cooking fuel to offset the rise in cost of butane. He
 
demonstrated that each well-functioning oven offset an
 
average of 4 MT (metric tons) of CO2 emissions per year.
 
University of Minnesota Intern [[Hannah Gelder]], continued
 
work on CO2 offsetting both for us and for the regional office
 
of the Global Environmental Fund. This solar oven initiative in
 
Meckhe has started a new project phase. The Minister of
 
Science & Technology visited the new oven project last week
 
and approved of the solar-cooked national favorite fish with
 
rice dish “Thieb-u Dien.” -it’s moving!
 
   
 
''[This text was borrowed from http://gensenegal.org/Ecoyoff-Newsletter25[1].pdf in February 2009.]''
 
''[This text was borrowed from http://gensenegal.org/Ecoyoff-Newsletter25[1].pdf in February 2009.]''
 
==News and recent developments==
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
GENSEN<br>
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GENSEN<br />
BP 8873<br>
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BP 8873<br />
Dakar<br>
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Dakar<br />
 
[[Senegal]]
 
[[Senegal]]
   
Tel: 221 - 33 - 820 - 5484<br>
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Tel: 221 - 33 - 820 - 5484<br />
 
Fax: 22 - 33 - 820 - 6549
 
Fax: 22 - 33 - 820 - 6549
   
[mailto:idiallo@refer.sn idiallo@refer.sn]<br>
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Email: [mailto:idiallo@refer.sn idiallo@refer.sn] or [mailto:oalypame@hotmail.com oalypame@hotmail.com]<br />
[mailto:oalypame@hotmail.com oalypame@hotmail.com]
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Web: http://gensenegal.org
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[[Category:NGOs]]
http://gensenegal.org
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[[Category:Senegal]]
 
 
[[Category:NGOs]][[Category:Senegal]]
 
 
[[Category:I2N]]
 
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In 2005 the Senegal Ecovillage Network hosted 10 nutrition interns from Laval University who did an excellent job of social marketing research with women home-makers. Together they launched our first solar oven project in the town of Mekhe, and produced a cookbook of Senegalese Solar Oven recipes. Three 2006 summer interns, two junior engineering students from the local Polytechnic, and team leader engineer Melissa Zgola, from Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) collected excellent evaluation data for this program, not all of which has yet been analyzed. One of the analyses, however, which we hope to capitalize on later, was carried out by Jeff Leopando from Harvard College in 2007. Jeff succeeded in controlling for substitutions effects, as women used more poluting wood and charcoal cooking fuel to offset the rise in cost of butane. He demonstrated that each well-functioning oven offset an average of 4 MT (metric tons) of CO2 emissions per year. University of Minnesota Intern Hannah Gelder, continued work on CO2 offsetting both for us and for the regional office of the Global Environmental Fund. This solar oven initiative in Meckhe has started a new project phase. The Minister of Science & Technology visited the new oven project and approved of the solar-cooked national favorite fish with rice dish “Thieb-u Dien.” -it’s moving!

[This text was borrowed from http://gensenegal.org/Ecoyoff-Newsletter25[1].pdf in February 2009.]

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GENSEN
BP 8873
Dakar
Senegal

Tel: 221 - 33 - 820 - 5484
Fax: 22 - 33 - 820 - 6549

Email: idiallo@refer.sn or oalypame@hotmail.com
Web: http://gensenegal.org

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