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Upcoming webinar

SCI & Kozon logo, 8-8-17
Webinar: 30 August 2017: How to Promote Integrated Solar Cooking as a Social Business - Two Examples of Success in Africa - Solar Cookers International and Solar Cooking KoZon will be sharing best practices and lessons learned from decades of experience. The live webinar is free and open to the public.
August 2017

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The International Solar Energy Society joined with Solar Cookers International to host a webinar devoted to the initial progress being made in solar cooker performance evaluation (PEP). Listen online.
SCI annual report 2017
Solar Cookers International has published its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017
July 2017

Anera in Gaza July 2017
In Gaza, 160 families are using sunlight for cooking, reducing their dependency on fuel and electricity
June 2017

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The International Solar Energy Society joins the Solar Cookers International Association
Faustine Odaba in Kenya refugee camps 2, 2016
Moving Energy Initiative request for proposals, by 2 July 2017, from organizations interested in participating in creating a viable market opportunity for deployment at scale of non-wood based cooking solutions in Kenyan refugee camps
PEP cropped 2017
Solar Cookers International launches pilot solar cooker testing centers in California and New York
Solar Connect Assoc. store, 6-5-17
The Solar Connect Association has created a thriving solar cooker business in Uganda
Solar Cooking Kozon 05-17
Togo Tilé establishing self-supporting solar cooker business in Mali
May 2017

Haiti call for new 2017
Haiti: Responses to SCI's call for data
SCI logo (yellow), 4-5-17
Employment Opportunities: Public Relations Officer - Solar Cookers International, Sacramento, California USA
Kakuma 2017
Vivek Kabra brings SuryaKumbh to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to teach 500 families to solar cook

Events

Awards and grants

  • Through 31 August, 2017: Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment - This is an opportunity to highlight effective interventions that are in line with the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The award is open to the all. Awards range from 15,000 to 30,000 USD. The award recognizes contributions that have had a tangible impact on improving quality of life, been effective public-private partnerships, and are socially, culturally, economically, and environmentally sustainable. More information...

Webinars

  • NEW: 22 August 2017, Tuesday (10-11:30am PDT, 17:00-18:30 GMT): EPA/Winrock International - Health studies and cook stoves - The webinar address the question; What are we learning from health studies of clean cooking interventions? Hear about three recent/ongoing health studies, including the goals of the studies, lessons learned and key findings. The researchers state; 'studies have shown that improvements in health outcomes can be difficult to achieve, especially for biomass stoves.' The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration information...
SCI & Kozon logo, 8-8-17
  • NEW: 30 August 2017, Wednesday (12:00-13:00 PDT, 19:00-20:00 GMT): How to Promote Integrated Solar Cooking as a Social Business - Two Examples of Success in Africa - Solar Cookers International and Solar Cooking KoZon will be sharing best practices and lessons learned from decades of experience.The live webinar will be open and available to the public. Registration information... A webinar recording will be available to SCI Associates.
Red Mujeres webinars July 2017
  • Red Mujeres en Energía Renovable y Eficiencia Energética (REDMEREE) iniciará la serie de webinars “Cocinas Solares en Latinoamérica” en colaboración con Solar Cookers International. Las sesiones contarán con la participación de diversas organizaciones pioneras en cocción solar dentro de Latinoamérica. Unirse a los seminario es muy fácil. Solo tienes que seguir los enlaces e instrucciones que se enviarán por correo días antes de cada seminario web. Esperamos poder verle en los seminarios y mientras tanto, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotras si tiene alguna sugerencia o pregunta. Escriba a info@redmujeresenergia.org para más información.
22 August 2017 11:00 am CDT (16:00 GMT): La Sazón del Sol y Cocina Solar México - “Procesamiento solar de alimentos en México”
Octubre: Intillimalli y la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - “Cocinas Solares en la Región
   Andina”
  • NEW:  21 September 2017, Thursday (8-9am PDT, 15:00-16:00 GMT): Sector updates - Solar Cookers International will sponsor the webinar, Solar Cooking Sector Updates, which is open and available to the public. It will give SCI and its partners an opportunity to promote sector knowledge sharing, coordination, and collaboration. Registration information...
  • NEW: 21 September 2017, Thursday: (9-10am PDT, 16:00-17:00 GMT): Refugee Working Group (Conference Call) A one hour call is scheduled to follow the sector updates webinar. Registration information...

Brazil

  • 11 September 2017, Friday: (São Paulo) The 1st Ibero-American Meeting of Solar Energy Applied to Food Processing (EnSolAPA) will take place at ABRAVA, Rio Branco Avenue, 1492 - Campos Elíseos. The group stresses the importance for regions with high potential for solar radiation, to be able to take advantage of the latest developments in solar food processing. Speakers have beed scheduled, but there is still presentation time available. If interested, a single page abstract can be submitted to the organizing committee (cruivo@ualg.pt and ahneto@usp.br) by 5 August 2017. Presentations will be in Portuguese or Castilian. There is no charge for attending the presentations, but registering with the organizing committee is required by 15 August 2017. Contact cruivo@ualg.pt and ahneto@usp.br for additional information.

France

FourSolaire event, 27 August 2017 poster copy
  • 27 August 2017, Sunday: (Sorède) A day of solar cooking demonstrations, sponsored by FourSolaire at the foot of the Himalayan Solar Furnace from 10am - noon. The event will include a presentation by Prof. Celestino Ruivo at 11:30am.

Germany

  • 6-17 November 2017: (Bonn) The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. Events and exhibits will take place in the "Bonn Zone" of the official conference venue, making it a major hub for showcasing climate action, knowledge-sharing, capacity-building and networking. More information...

India

Mexico

Red Mujeres webinars July 2017
  • Red Mujeres en Energía Renovable y Eficiencia Energética (REDMEREE) iniciará la serie de webinars “Cocinas Solares en Latinoamérica” en colaboración con Solar Cookers International. Las sesiones contarán con la participación de diversas organizaciones pioneras en cocción solar dentro de Latinoamérica. Unirse a los seminario es muy fácil. Solo tienes que seguir los enlaces e instrucciones que se enviarán por correo días antes de cada seminario web. Esperamos poder verle en los seminarios y mientras tanto, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotras si tiene alguna sugerencia o pregunta. Escriba a info@redmujeresenergia.org para más información.
Julio: Grupo Fénix - "Las Mujeres Solares de Totogalpa
Agosto: La Sazón del Sol y Cocina Solar México - “Procesamiento solar de alimentos en México”
Octubre: Intillimalli y la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - “Cocinas Solares en la Región
   Andina”

Nepal

  • 30 October - 3 November 2017: (Kathmandu) Plenary meetings of working and task groups will be meeting for the ISO TC 285 chapter. Information about travel support opportunities for qualified applicants from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves can be made by 1 August, 2017 at: GACC travel application

Portugal

CONSOLFOOD 2018 logo
  • 22-24 January 2018: (Faro) CONSOLFOOD 2018 is scheduled to take place at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha. This solar cooking conference will include oral sessions, keynote lectures, a round table discussion, and a poster session. The deadline for submission of abstracts for presentation consideration is 30 September 2017. The abstract must mention the main topics of the presentation or poster. The abstracts will be assessed by the members of the scientific committee and the organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted.

United Arab Emirates

  • 29 October - 2 November 2017: (Abu Dhabi) The ISES Solar World Congress 2017 will convene at the Jumeirah Hotel Etihad Towers. The event will be hosted by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. SWC 2017 and SHC 2017 will provide the most up-to-date information on renewable energy technology trends and breakthroughs, global and regional policies, and market opportunities.gional policies, and market opportunities. More information...

USA

Arizona

  • 28 October 2017, Thursday: (Tucson) A free solar cooker demonstration and construction workshop will take place at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library on Saturday from 1pm. - 4pm. Registration opens 14 October. More information...

California

  • 10-13 October 2017: (San Francisco) SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes. Up to 150 entrepreneurs will be awarded scholarships to SOCAP17. Interested international applicants can apply at the following link now through 1 June 2017 for early consideration: Application Form. For all other applicants, the deadline is 30 June 2017. Selected scholar entrepreneurs will be notified at the beginning of July.

Colorado

  • 9-12 October 2017: (Denver) - American Solar Energy Society Conference - There will be a Solar Thermal Cooking Track at the ASES SOLAR 2017 conference at Colorado University. Submit topics for a forum, a panel presentation, or to demonstrate a solar cooker design. Commercial and Industrial (C & I), Scalable distribution models, and other papers encouraged. Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the ASES conference proceedings. Submit papers by 1 April 2017 to ASES proposal submittals

Illinois

  • 21 August 2017, Monday: (Chicago) Celebrate the total eclipse of the sun at the Adler Planetarium. All things solar with free outdoor activities and safe viewing of the sun, with music, solar cars, and solar cooking demonstrations. More information...

Kentucky

  • NEW: 21 August 2017, Monday: (Lexington) The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) will be offering something special, open to the public from noon- 4pm. Solar activities will include solar oven demonstrations. The event is free to the public and the first 300 visitors will get eclipse glasses. More information...

Utah

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