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Document: OSAT: Open Source Technology for Africa - Freely Accessible and Appropriate -
Dieter Seifert Employment opportunities: Solar Cookers International has available positions at its Sacramento, California, USA office
Call for Posters: 3-6 December 2017: (Kathmandu, Nepal): The International Conference titled “Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” will feature a special poster session. Submit by 8 September 2017.
Wiki article: Solar Oven K6
Testing news: SCI posts initial results of power output wattage for various solar cooker styles
EVENT: 25 August 2017 (1:30 - 6:00 EDT, 17:30 - 22:00 GMT): More than 550 people are expected to hear Alan Bigelow, PhD, Solar Cookers International's science director and main United Nations representative, and others in a High-Level Global Meeting at the United Nations. His presentation on solar cooking is expected to be broadcast to an estimated 20 million people in over 100 cities in the world. See UN broadcasts.
Video: Merry Bevill demonstrates solar cookers on Good Morning Arizona
Video: Webinar - Solar cooker performance evaluation -
International Solar Energy Society and Solar Cookers International Nicaragua video: REDMEREE Webinar “Grupo Fénix y las Mujeres Solares de Totogalpa”
EVENT: Refugee Working Group (Conference Call): 21 September 2017, Thursday (9-10am PDT, 16:00-17:00 GMT) - A Refugee Working Group formed as a result of the refugee discussion at the 6th SCI World Conference. This will be the first meeting of this new Working Group. Registration required by Monday, 18 September.
SCI news: Solar Cookers International has published its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017
EVENT: 14 August 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Custer, Wisconsin, USA): Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom - Location: Midwest Energy Association's ReNew the Earth Institute in Custer, Wisconsin.
Video: The right way to soak beans before cooking - Dr. Alan Christianson
EVENT: 21 August 2017, (Lexington, Kentucky, USA): Solar activities, including solar oven demonstrations, on the day of the eclipse at The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC).
Media article: Can solar cookers offer higher living standards and reduced emissions? - Energy World
Water pasteurization news: Robert Nepper announced that North Star Devices has created a floating water pasteurization device known as the SPORTSWAPI 2, and have refined their solar water pasteurizer.
EVENT: Health studies and cook stoves webinar: 22 August 2017, Tuesday (10-11:30am PDT, 14:00-15:30 GMT): EPA/Winrock International - What are we learning from health studies of clean cooking interventions?
Award news: Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment remains open for proposals until 31 August 2017
Report: Solar Cookers International Annual Report for fiscal year 2017
EVENT: 16 August, 2017: (Banner Elk, North Carolina, USA) Public solar cooking workshop in Valle Crucis Community Park
USA news: Summer-long solar cooking study - Arizona State University
Video: Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta McGilligan speaking at the RIS-UNF Panel Discussion "Implementation Agenda 2030: Role of Global Partnership"
Video: Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan speaks about the 17 SDGs and solar cooking to world leaders.
Solar Cookers International Associate: Sperancea Gabone
Heat storage news: Sun Buckets readied for shipment to Haiti.
Video: Janak Palta McGilligan speaks at the United Nations in July 2017
EVENT: Solar Cooking Sector Updates webinar: 21 September 2017, Thursday (8-9am PDT, 15:00-16:00 GMT) - SCI and its partners have an opportunity to promote sector knowledge sharing, coordination, and collaboration.
EVENT: Best practices webinar: 30 August 2017, Wednesday (12:00-13:00 PDT, 19:00-20:00 GMT) - Solar Cookers International and Solar Cooking KoZon will be sharing best practices and lessons learned from decades of experience.
Gaza news: In Gaza, 160 families are using sunlight for cooking, reducing their dependency on fuel and electricity
EVENT: Performance testing webinar: 3 August 2017, 7pm EDT, 23 GMT: The International Solar Energy Society, ISES, joins with Solar Cookers International to provide the latest developments fwith the performance evaluation process (PEP) for solar cookers.
SCI UN update: SCI Executive Director, Julie Greene, discusses the recent activity at the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2017.
Funding news: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves invites qualified organizations to submit project concepts for funding consideration by July 21st, 2017
Pakistan news: A brief video showing parabolic solar cookers preparing a meal in Punjab.
Wiki article: International shipping
Vietnam news: Solar Serve News #52
EVENT: 4-6 August 2017: (Chepstow, United Kingdom) The annual Green Gathering will include solar cooking from SLiCK.
Conference news: The deadline for submissions for presentation consideration at CONSOLFOOD 2018 is now 30 September 2017.
Solar drying news: Hawaiian school uses old school buses as solar food dryers
Burundi news: Solar bakery employs eight people and produces 500 loaves a day.
EVENT (Webinar): 19 July 2017, 11am-12:30pm EDT, 15:00-16:30 GMT: Winrock/US EPA Stove Use Monitoring Studies in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Malawi
Mexico NGO: Red Mujeres en Energía Renovable y Eficiencia Energética
EVENT: July, August, and October Webinars
Tanzania news: Solar Energy Powers Clean Water, Business Opportunities For Refugees In Tanzania - NDTV
Video: Horno Solar Suntaste Funcionamiento y Características (with English subtitles)
Refugee camp news: Solar energy powers clean water, business opportunities for refugees - CNBC Africa
Uganda news: Edward Sembajjwe of Disabled Technicians Uganda Limited built and demonstrated the Heliac Solar Cooker at the World Environment Day celebration in Ibanda.
India news: Dr. Janak McGilligan helps arrange the distribution of solar cookers to disadvantaged women with subsidy from Solar Cookers International donors.
Project evaluation: Cord refugee camp solar cooker project final evaluation
EVENT: 11 September 2017: (São Paulo, Brazil) The 1st Ibero-American Meeting of Solar Energy Applied to Food Processing (EnSolAPA)
EVENT: 12-15 September 2017: (São Paulo, Brazil) The CONGRESS CIAR-CONBRAVA 2017 convenes.
South Africa news: Calitzdorp Solar Cookers: Fabricators and vendors of the LAZOLA 2 box cooker in Calitzdorp, South Africa.
India news: Inside Barefoot College where women from across the world become ‘solar engineers’ - The Economic Times
Video: SCI Associate Bruce Knotts describes the impact solar cookers had in East African refugee camps in the 1990’s
Video: SOL5 Solar Oven at UNHCR Offices in Kakuma, Kenya
Video: DYI Fresnel mirror solar concentrator
Construction manual: 100 Suns
Brazil news: Elmo Dutra leads a cooker construction workshop in Morro da Cruz
Design video: Cuiseur Solaire Pliable
Bolivia news: Quand la cuisson solaire et les grands chefs se rencontrent... - ( English version)
EVENT: 30 October - 3 November, 2017 (Kathmandu, Nepal): Plenary group meetings for ISO TC 285 standards
SCI Associate: International Solar Energy Society
SCI Associate: American Solar Energy Society
Design video: Haines/Copenhagen Solar Cooker
Kenya news: Moving Energy Initiative request for proposals in creating a viable market opportunity for deployment at scale of non-wood based cooking solutions in Kenyan refugee camps
Testing news: Earthbound Technology conducts reciprocal optics testing.
Kenya promoter: Godfrey Mawira
Book: Solar Oven Cooking -
Merry Bevill EVENT: 27 August 2017: (Sorède, France) A solar cooking demonstration, sponsored by FourSolaire, at the foot of the Himalayan Solar Furnace.
Uganda news: Sustainable solar cooker business in Mbarara, Uganda
Mali news: Togo Tilé establishing self-supporting solar cooker business
USA news: Georgia middle school students win science fair with comparative solar cooker experiment.
EVENT: 6-17 November 2017: (Bonn, Germany) The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Bonn.
Windshield solar cooker: Your camping chair can become a solar cooker
Kenya news: Faustine Odaba demonstrates how a parabolic cooker works well with a fireless basket.
Presentation: Examples of Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT) for Development Cooperation -
Dieter Seifert Haiti news: Evidence: Solar cooking initiatives in Haiti
EVENT: 2 June - 4 July 2017: (San Diego, California, USA) There will be a solar cooking exhibit in the Farm Area of the San Diego County Fair.
EVENT: 29 October - 2 November 2017: (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) The ISES Solar World Congress 2017 will convene at the Jumeirah Hotel Etihad Towers.
Classroom resource: Middle school solar cooker challenge meets STEAM requirements
Design: SolSource Sport, a compact solar cooker from One Earth Designs.
SCI Associate: Paul Funk
Mali news: Solar Cooking KoZon (SCK) stimulates ISC private enterprises
Appeal: Contribute your data: Drive solar cooking results
India news: Janak Palta McGilligan is honored as a Green Hero by TERI for her inspiring work in the field of solar cooking and sustainable lifestyles in Indore, India. TERI video on Janak's work...
USA news: Solar Cookers: Who Needs Them? - Valley Center Happenings
Wiki article: Photography
USA news: Solar Cooking: From the past and into the future - Paul Funk
Uganda news: Disabled Technicians Uganda Limited and Heliac, Denmark began a technology-sharing partnership at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 in India. Edward Sembajjwe is constructing Heliac’s Fresnel lens solar cooker in Uganda.
Report: Solar Cooking—the solution to environmental impact and fuel scarcity in Kakuma Refugee Camp - Godfrey Mawira Kaburu
Video: TEDx Talk by Dr. Ajay Chandak
Kenya NGO: Farmers With A Vision
EVENT: 9 May 2017: (Valley Center, California, USA) Patricia McArdle, former US diplomat and dedicated solar cooking advocate, will speak at the upcoming meeting of the Dos Valles Garden Club.
Page: Data collection
Page: CONSOLFOOD 2018
Video: SCI Vice President, Monica Woods, discusses the SCI mission.
EVENT: 10-13 October 2017: (San Francisco, Calfornia, USA) SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.
Thailand news: Vendor grills delicious chicken with solar heat from the Thai sun for over two decades - Coconuts Bangkok
India news: Steam-based cooking system coming up at KGMU - The Times of India
Employment opportunity: Solar Cookers International is seeking an Administration Assistant. Deadline to apply: 26 April 2017.
Employment opportunity: Solar Cookers International is seeking a Public Relations Officer. Position Open until filled.
Haiti news: Your urgent help needed: Contribute to advocacy for solar cooking in Haiti
USA news: Solar Cookers International closes its online store
India news: Haryana government exempts solar devices from Value Added Tax levy - The Economic Times
Solar cooking promotion: SCI has proposed data collection guidelines for successful solar cooking projects
Kenyan NGO: Tonembee Association
India news: Ayurvedic pain reliever made in solar cooker at Jimmy McGilligan Centre - The Free Press Journal
EVENT: 28 October 2017: (Tucson, Arizona, USA) A free solar cooker demonstration and construction workshop will take place at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library
Employment opportunity: Solar Cookers International (SCI) is seeking a Communications Manager
India news: Indore : Jimmy memorial week begins with solar food festival - The Free Press Journal
Graphic: Comparison of fuelwood consumption in a Ben 3 Firewood Stove vs. a three-stone fire
Page: Environmental benefits of solar cooking
Kenya news: Kenya learns to cook with solar power – even when the sun doesn’t shine - Reuters
Video request: Help celebrate SCI's 30th anniversary and show the world how you solar cook. Send a short video.
Employment opportunity: Solar Cookers International is looking for an experienced researcher and writer to investigate data about successful, scaled solar cooking projects that can be replicated.
Design: Greenhouse Solar Cooker
Vietnam news: Solar Serve News #51
EVENT: Thursday, April 27th, 2017: (8-9am PST, 3-4pm GMT): Solar Cookers International will host the "Sector Updates: Share Your News" webinar
Video: Gap Sap with Padma Shri Janak Palta McGilligan Social Worker S02E02 Hindi
Page: Water&Solar100, a parabolic solar cooker with electronic tracking capabilities
Classroom resource: Rubric for Characteristics of Effective Solar Cooking Lessons -
Mary Buchenic Video: Gap Sap With Deepak Gadhia Social and Solar Entrepreneur
EVENT: 22-24 January 2018: (Faro, Portugal) CONSOLFOOD 2018 is scheduled to take place at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha.
Video: Homemade Solar Water Filter - MAD Science Hacks
USA news: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has become an Organization Associate of the Solar Cookers International Association
Philippines news: MKP 2016: Supporting Sustainable Ecotourism Development Initiative - Global Indonesian Voices
New vendor: Solar Solutions Central sells the Water Pasteurization Indicator
Mexico event: Workshop de Cocinas Solares
Document: Curriculum for a 10th grade physics education course based on project-oriented teaching via solar cookers - Hezi Yizhaq, Daniel Feuermann
Ethiopia news: Ethiopia: Improving Citizens' Life Style - The Ethiopian Herald
Lebanon news: Refugee crisis strains Lebanon’s deficient electricity network
Video: Children's reaction after solar cooking for the first time at record-setting India festival -
Vivek Kabra Report: Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings: Cookstoves and Fuels -
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Refugee camp news: Several important commitments grew from the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 regarding camps for refugees
India news: Solar Cooking Challenge at the Uttarakhand Renewable Development Agency
India news: Budget 2017: Experts urge for greater subsidy on purchase of solar products - Daily News & Analysis
Bolivia news: International Women's Day: Gender Justice is on the march in the Amazon - Ecologist
India news: This IIT-Bombay graduate has helped 119,500 children cook using solar energy, and he isn’t done yet - Your Story
EVENT: 22-23 April 2017 (New Haven, Connecticut, USA) The GHIC 2017: Global Health & Innovation Conference will take place at Yale University
Page: Infinity Bakery, a low cost, small commercial scale solar cooker
Ethiopia news: Training on the production of solar cookers and PV panels closes - Addis Ababa University
Page: Heliac Solar Cooker, a prototype fresnel lens design
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