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  • NEW: Webinar: 11 July, 2020 (2:00-4:00 PDT, 9:00pm-11:00pm GMT): Cooking using a Haybox and a Battery Powered Slow Cooker - This webinar, presented by SF Innovations Ltd, will look at two different techniques of cooking using a well insulated cooking container. It will show how to cook rice, stews and even bake bread using little or no fossil fuel. Registration information...
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  • NEW: 1-4 September 2020: EuroSun2020 is going virtual - The conference will be now be held on a virtual platform, as a response to safety concerns surrounding Covid-19. According to the organization, "We are currently working on new registration fees that reflect the resources and support for creating the virtual conference infrastructure and presenting the conference online. We will provide more details on the registration rates in the coming weeks." The 13th Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry will offer a platform to discuss the latest developments with leading solar energy experts, policy makers, and industry representatives. More information...
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  • December 2020: SWC50 – The Century of Solar - In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Conference and Display, called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50). The face-to-face conference, originally scheduled for 2-4 December 2020, will be replaced by a series of eight virtual conferences over the course of the month in December 2020. It will include the same panel sessions that were planned for the in-person planned event. More information...
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Association Jeune 2018

Students from the Université Nongo de Conakry(UNC) with their recently assembled CooKit solar cooker - Photo credit: Abdoulaye Sadio Diallo

  • July 2018: Two day training in Conakry - Abdoulaye Sadio Diallo conducted two days of training with students from the Université Nongo de Conakry (UNC), Guinea, from 12-13 June 2018. Instruction included the building of CooKit panel cookers from recycled materials, and the use of SK-14 German parabolic solar cooker.
  • February 2018: Abdoulaye adio Diallo shared an update of the Association Des Volontaires Guineens Pour l' Environnement's recent solar cooking work:
    • For three weeks in May - June, 2015, the group trained 86 students, teachers, and community members of different nationalities at the Institute of Rural Development of FARANAH, a rural development university. An SK14 parabolic solar cooker was used to cook food for participants along with the 173 CooKits which were built during the training between 23 May and 5 June 2015. The SK14 parabolic cooker was gifted to the University to encourage the staff to continue research on various food processing methods and techniques.
    • In July 2016, a 3-day training was held for youth leaders in a sub-regional West African catholic scouts camp. During the training, 69 CooKits were built and an SK14 parabolic cooker was used as well.
    • A CooKit made of recycled materials, including cartons collected from a local market, aluminum from a restaurant, and locally made glue was presented to delegates of the Guinean Ministry of Environment and Forests who were attending COP23 in November 2017 in Germany.
  • March 2016: Diallo Sadio Abdoulaye reports that the Association Des Volontaires Guineens Pour l' Environnement has been promoting solar thermal cooking for twenty-two years in Guinea and other areas of West Africa. He feels by training young people with sustainable employment opportunities is helping to fight against the appeal of terrorist organizations. He is hoping to attract the attention of an NGO willing to help with their efforts.
  • August 2000: Volontaires Guineens pour l’Environnement reports they have been working on solar cooker production and promotion in Guinea since 1995. “For every one cooker that is bought, we always make sure that we fabricate one for a poor family in the rural village,” writes Diallo Sadio Abdoulaye. “By this system, we have now put in place about 250 cookers just for the village population.” Mr. Diallo reports that the Voluntaires have a solar cooking training staff but have trouble obtaining the necessary materials for building cookers.


Association des Volontaires Guineens Pour l' Environnement

A long lasting effort in Guinea is found in the work of a solar pioneer in that country, Diallo Abdoulaye Sadio, who has spearheaded an effort which has produced hundreds of solar cookers, both box type and panels. The organization, called Association des Volontaires Guineens Pour l' Environnement, has made and sold cookers on a plan that permits the free distribution of one cooker, to a family in a rural village, for each one they are able to sell. Occasionally they have trouble locating materials, but have a staff well trained in the training of others, and in the producing of cookers.

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