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Les femmes réfugiées du Darfour cuisinent solaire

VIdeo shows hundreds of CooKits in use at the Touloum Refugee Camp in Chad.

The Solar Cooker Project improves lives of Darfur refugees - More than 50,000 people in four Darfur refugee camps in Eastern Chad are using locally made solar CooKits designed by Solar Cookers International. The project is run by Tchad Solaire and by the British NGO CORD. Funding has been provided by Jewish World Watch and the Kozon Foundation. The project has improved the safety and survival of the women in the refugee camps. Previously, they were faced with dangerous and arduous trips outside the camps to collect scarce firewood. Two of the most extensive projects are at the Touloum Refugee Camp and the Iridimi Refugee Camp.

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  • NEW: 14-26 March 2021, NGO CSW 65 Forum: - NGO CSW/NY organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the events occurring within the UN Headquarters. Solar Cookers International Executive Director, Caitlyn Hughes, will be speaking on Thursday, March 25 (11:30am EST, 4:30 pm GMT). Attendance to the forum is free, but attendees must first register as an Advocate, for which there is also no charge. Registration information...
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in Chad

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Father Pietro Rusconi demonstrates a parabolic solar cooker in Chad. Photo credit: Marco Roncalli

  • November 2017: Jesuit inventor frees women from the bondage of fire - Through solar kitchens and "foyer améliorés", in Chad the father Pietro Rusconi values ​​a renewable energy at zero cost and prevents women and mothers "break their backs in the Savannah to collect firewood and shrubs" or "buy expensive coal or oil". Read more... - (English version)

Solar Cooking in the Sahel - NOWCAST

  • January 2015: Scholarly paper documents the available sunshine in the Sahel region of Africa - Authors, Beth Newton, Sophie Cowie, Derk Rijks, Jamie Banks, Helen Brindley, and John h. Marsham have published a well-documented analysis of the potential sunshine available for solar cooking in the Sahel region, particularly in northern Chad where a number of Sudanese refugee camps are located. TchadSolaire has been training both refugees and the indigenous population to solar cook in the region since 2005. Even along river population centers where clouds tend to form, solar cooking is possible for over 330 days a year. Read more: Solar Cooking in the Sahel - NOWCAST
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Solar Cooking in the Sahel - NOWCAST

  • January 2015: Scholarly paper documents the available sunshine in the Sahel region of Africa - Authors, Beth Newton, Sophie Cowie, Derk Rijks, Jamie Banks, Helen Brindley, and John h. Marsham have published a well-documented analysis of the potential sunshine available for solar cooking in the Sahel region, particularly in northern Chad where a number of Sudanese refugee camps are located. TchadSolaire has been training both refugees and the indigenous population to solar cook in the region since 2005. Even along river population centers where clouds tend to form, solar cooking is possible for over 330 days a year. Read more: Solar Cooking in the Sahel - NOWCAST

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Main article: Refugee camps

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Les femmes réfugiées du Darfour cuisinent solaire

VIdeo shows hundreds of CooKits in use at the Touloum Refugee Camp in Chad.

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