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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2014 SEED Awards


We received the following announcement for grant opportunities, which we are happy to share. — The Charcoal Project Dear Colleague, I am pleased to inform you that the SEED Initiative has just launched the 2014 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development. We are seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs who aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level in a country with a developing or emerging economy. This year SEED will make available up to: 30 SEED Africa Awards to enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda; 12 SEED South Africa Awards to enterprises … Continue reading

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PHOTO ESSAY: How Manila’s slum-dwellers eek out a charcoal living


This being the UN-declared Year of Sustainable Energy for All, we hope policy-makers and all those pushing for clean fuels in the developing world will look into the eyes of this little girl and remember that solar and wind are not the only solutions. The world needs clean charcoal, too.

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Join PCIA’s upcoming webinars


Only a few days remain to register for the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air’s (PCIA) webinar on Impacts of Household Fuel Consumption from Biomass Stove Programs in India, Nepal and Peru. This is the second in the PCIA stove testing webinar series taking place this summer.

Michael Johnson, of Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, will present the results of in-home assessments conducted with fellow PCIA Partners in Nepal, India and Peru.

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The Road to Sustainable Charcoal — What world figures tell us and not.


Today we begin posting the first of a dozen paper’s presented in June at a symposium in Arusha, Tanzania, on Sustainable Charcoal. The event, co-organized by The Charcoal Project, heralded the launch of a year-long initiative that will culminate in an International Conference on Charcoal and Solid Biomass in 2012.

Today’s topic focuses on the absence of reliable data on woodfuel and charcoal use from a national and global perspective.

Hot Tip: this is sure to be a top-shelf priority at next year’s conference!

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Global Cookstove Survey for Asia and Africa


GERES is conducting a GLOBAL SURVEY TO IDENTIFY IMPROVED COOKSTOVE PROGRAMS’ NEEDS IN THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTIRES OF ASIA AND AFRICA

If you are:

–  An NGO, International Development Organization, Government, Ministry, Research institution or Private Company working for, or wanting to, develop Improved Cook Stoves programs in Asia and Africa you are invited to participate!

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