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Heat retention devices insulate cooking pots, that will continue the cooking process without a heat source, are demonstrated at a gathering in Liberia. - Photo credit: Karyn Ellis (2009)

Events[edit | edit source]

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  • NEW: Webinar: Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 14:30-16:00 CET, 12:30-14:00 GMT: Clean Cooking Data and Pathways to Achieving Progress - The World Health Organization sponsors this webinar on data tracking to assess global progress in the quest for sustainable, affordable energy. To also include a discussion on finding pathways to accelerating progress to clean cooking. More information & free registration...
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  • NEW: Webinar: Wednesday, 30 June 2021, TBD: How Behavioral Science Can Help Increase Uptake and Sustained Use of Clean Energy in Developing Countries - The World Health Organization sponsors this webinar on finding behavioral change solutions, which is influenced by societal factors, individual biases, and mindsets. More information & free registration...
  • NEW: Webinar: Sunday, 4 July 2021, 13:30 - 15:30 GMT: CONSOLFOOD - Baking bread in your solar cooker - Videos have been collected, and those selected will be compiled in a YouTube playlist for ease of presentation during the webinar. If you would like to attend this meeting please register by 2 July at the latest. Send an email to cruivo@uaig.pt mentioning your name, country, email address, and phone number. You will receive a link to access the platform by email.
  • 23-30 June 2021, 17-23 December 2021: Solar Cooking Awareness Week - A loosely organized bid to acknowledge the fun and benefits of solar cooking. Show someone how to solar cook and share a meal.
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in Liberia

News[edit | edit source]

Heat retention devices insulate cooking pots, continuing the cooking process without a heat source. - photo by Karyn Ellis

  • May 2013: This photo taken by Karyn Ellis in 2009 clearly illustrates the capabilities of extended cooking with heat retention baskets. It was taken at a gathering in Liberia, a country suffering from years of civil conflict. The villagers of the Gbehyi chiefdom in eastern Liberia have expressed a strong interest in creating sustainable income and obtaining clean water and electricity through green technology. Together with a Liberian organization specializing in community development and promoting local “eco-economies,” Empowerment Society International (ESI) is working to develop a Sustainable Village Initiative (SVI) in the Gbehyi chiefdom of Nimba County. Read more...
  • August 2010: Eleven women from the West Africa Network for Peace Building and the Women in Peace Building Network are back in Liberia after completing a one month training workshop in Ghana. The women who were drawn from Margibi, Montserrado, Bong, Nimba and Lofa Counties were trained in kente weaving, basket weaving, making of solar stove, recycling and jewelry at the Kokrobitery Institute. Speaking Tuesday at WANEP/WIPNET Head Offices in Sinkor, The National Network Coordinator, Lindora Howard Diawara, praised the women for their determination to acquire some skills that will help themselves and their families and the country as a whole.
  • July 2009: Solar Cookers International looking to expand to Africa’s West Coast in Liberia - Solar Cooker Review

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