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June 2022

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World Environment Day was celebrated with the minister for water resources, Tulsi Silawat, and SCI Associate, Janak McGilligan
May 2022

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SCI Executive Director, Caitlyn Hughes, was interviewed by Gastro Obscura, providing background and current status of solar cooking
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The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa is a new financing program supporting scale-up of clean cooking solutions in six Sub-Saharan African countries
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Sudanese women testing the 100 Suns solar stove they constructed on their own
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ASES Solar 2022 Conference: 21-24 June 2022 (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA): Energy Transition with Economic Justice
April 2022

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Pat McArdle hosts an Integrated Cooking Method exhibit at the STAR-TIDES expo, held at George Mason University in northern Virginia, USA
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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd by showing someone how to solar cook
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A simple and effective solar food dryer can be assembled with common kitchen items
March 2022

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A number of award and grant possibilities have been identified. See if you or your group qualifies.
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Watch the video of Solar Cookers International at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum.
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Solar-powered food dehydrator empowers Indian farmers
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World Bank’s energy sector management assistance program (ESMAP) has established the United States (U.S.) 500 million dollars clean cooking fund (CCF)
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Nigerian engineers develop combination solar box oven-parabolic cooker with solar tracker
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Launch of the 2022-23 Women in Energy Storage (WES) Mentoring Program, application deadline 31 March 2022
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The Mujeres del Sol from Oaxaca explain how solar cooking has changed their lives


Featured events

  • NEW:  12-14 July 2023 (A Coruña, Spain): CONSOLFOOD2023 - Organizers have released a first call for abstracts to participate in the Fifth International Conference, taking place in Spain in 2023 as an in-person conference. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2022. More submittal information...

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  • 23-30 June 2022: 2nd Annual Worldwide Solar Cooking Awareness Week (Northern Hemishere) - David Chalker of Sun BD Corporation reminds us to create awareness for solar cooking during this recognized time. Invite a few friends over for a solar cooked meal, or possibly put together an impromptu cooking demonstration. Other ideas?


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  • 22-24 June 2022 (Marabá-PA): ENSUS 2022 - ENSUS is a national event, with international coverage and participation, which aims to promote knowledge aimed at sustainability applied in engineering, architecture and urbanism, design and related areas. It will include online events as as well as in-person participation. The conference will be in Portuguese. More information...


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  • 11-13 October 2022 (Accra, Ghana): Clean Cooking Forum - Save the Date Join the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) and partners from around the world for the clean cooking sector’s flagship event taking place in Accra, Ghana. Co-hosted by CCA and the Government of Ghana. More details and registration information to come.


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  • NEW: 3-7 October 2022 (Dakar): Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate 2022- The CODATU Association, CETUD and the Climate Chance Association are joining forces to organize this event, which will aim to bring together the community of African mobility and climate actors, and facilitate exchanges with other international experts. The call for contributions aims to identify best practices, innovative and replicable on the largest scale in Africa and on a global scale. Local authorities, businesses, NGOs, trade unions, scientists, representatives from agricultural, youth, women and indigenous organizations, educators, citizens are invited to present. Presentation application...


  • NEW:  12-14 July 2023 (A Coruña, Spain): CONSOLFOOD2023 - Organizers have released a first call for abstracts to participate in the Fifth International Conference, taking place in Spain in 2023 as an in-person conference. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2022. More submittal information...


New Mexico

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  • NEW: 21-24 June 2022: ASES Solar 2022 (Albuquerque, New Mexico): Energy Transition with Economic Justice - The 51st Annual National Solar Conference at the University of New Mexico and online. The theme of this year’s conference is “Energy Transition with Economic Justice,” focussing on an equitable renewable energy transformation. Schedule and registration information...

Awards and grants

  • NEW: Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA) Call for Proposals 2022: Applications due 21 June 2022 (EN/FR) - Private cooking service companies interested in expanding their business of offering affordable, high quality and energy-efficient clean cooking services in the listed project countries of the Modern Cooking Facility for Africa program (MCFA) can apply for funding from NEFCO. Applicants passing the Pre-Qualification stage will be invited to the Final Application stage in Autumn 2022. The first funding round will support projects in six Sub-Saharan African countries; the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. More information...
  • Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards (EN/FR/ES/AR) - To apply and learn more, see the following link: Applications due 31 July 2022. These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. Previous initiatives recognized have included women-owned and operated energy cooperatives in Germany, female entrepreneurial “energy shop” initiatives in Mozambique and human rights-based relocation planning in the Carteret Islands. Initiatives will be weighed against criteria aimed to measure contributions to gender equality, resilience and sustainability. Winning projects will ideally work across all of the key result areas, though the organizers note that not all projects will be in a position/stage to meet each and every criteria. Due to existing inequalities and a lack of available resources globally, priority will be given to women-led initiatives, recognizing that programs do not necessarily need to be women-led to be gender just. The three award winners each receive 5,000 EUR in prize money. (Applications in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic)
  • Roddenberry Catalyst Fund: Applications accepted anytime (EN) - The Catalyst Fund is geared towards small and/or early-stage ideas and projects that need a capital infusion to launch or prove viability. Catalyst awardees are typically piloting a program, venturing into new territory, on the cusp of launching, or pivoting in a new direction. The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world addressing pressing global challenges. You can have 25 years of experience or be just starting out. You can be working alone, with a team, as part of a non-profit organization, a social enterprise, or a for-profit corporation. See the following link for more information:
  • NEW: LUSH Charity Pot Grants: Applications accepted anytime (EN/FR/ES) - Charity Pot grants support small, grassroots organizations in North America and around the world that are working on the root cause of issues and creating long-term sustainable change. [They] support organizations working in areas of animal protection, environmental justice, and human rights....Applications are submitted via an online granting system asking about your organization’s purpose, main activities, governance structure and annual revenue. Additionally, a description of the project that you’re seeking funding for is requested along with an itemized budget, timeline and how the project’s success will be measured. Our support ranges from a few thousand dollars to a maximum of $15,000 per project. Applications available in English, French, and Spanish. See the following link for more information:
  • NEW: GEF Small Grants Programme: Applications accepted anytime (EN) - SGP grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recognition of the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns. The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000. In this way, SGP complements the large and medium-sized GEF project funding by providing a window for the direct participation of NGOs, local communities, and other grassroots organizations. How to apply..., and find your national coordinator

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