Malawi PCIA/DISCOVER Stove Camp 2012
From 20th to 23rd March, 2012, Clioma Ltd. together with the DISCOVER* project consortium and a range of partners, organized a comprehensive workshop, the STOVE CAMP, at Kim’s Koreana Lodge in Lilongwe. The event was supported by the Partnership for Cleaner Indoor Air (PCIA).                 Biomass energy professionals from Malawi, Germany, South Africa, and Uganda, as well as practitioners from diverse Malawian NGOs working or planning to engage in promotion and/or production of improved cooking stoves in Malawi, local entrepreneurs, representatives of the Malawi Bureau of Standards and the National Commission for Science & Technology took part in this meeting. Apart from discussing the state-of-the-art in the field and exchanging experience from the introduction and distribution of thousands of cookstoves which several organizations have already undertaken in the country, participants learned and practically tried out processes and methods of testing different features of stoves and develop harmonized criteria and standards that will make future testing results better comparable.        Not only “hard” facts like energy efficiency, time and money savings and emissions of the different available technologies        and their possible improvement were in the focus of the attention. Emphasis was also put on the appropriateness of the devices within the specific cultural, socio-economic and traditional context in Malawi and its different regions, as well as                  the potential to be integrated into the prevailing cooking system in urban or rural areas. During the workshop, the national “MBAULA” network for cookstove implementers and related stakeholders was created by the participants in order to enhance sustainable information exchange, cooperation and collaboration between stakeholders. Find the presentations, pictures and other materials from the STOVE CAMP 2012 here.
*Developing Innovative Solutions with Communities to Overcome Vulnerability through Enhanced Resilience