Last edited: 18 November 2020
Events[edit | edit source]
- NEW: Webinar: Thursday, 15 April 2021 (2:00pm - 3:30am CEST, 12:00 - 13:30 GMT): Improving capacities to access funding - The Women and Gender Constituency continues with the second of their three-part webinar series: “Funding Gender-Just Climate Solutions”. This Zoom event is free but requires registration. More information...
- NEW: Webinar: Saturday, 24 April 2021 (6:00am - 7:30am PDT, 13:00 - 14:30 GMT): Adventures with Solar and Haybox Cooking - SF Innovation LTD, with Seggy Segaran, will present their experiences using solar and haybox cookers to save energy, and the range of improved combustion stoves they also use. This Zoom event is free but requires registration. More information...
- NEW: Webinar: Thursday, 29 April 2021 (2:00pm - 3:30am CEST, 12:00 - 13:30 GMT): Understanding the multilateral climate funds - The Women and Gender Constituency continues with their final webinar of the series: “Funding Gender-Just Climate Solutions”. This Zoom event is free but requires registration. More information...
- NEW: Webinar: (TBD): CONSOLFOOD: Baking bread in your solar cooker - Cooks are invited to send a 90 second maximum, video showing how to bake bread using the sun. Selected webinar videos will be compiled in a YouTube playlist for ease of presentation during the webinar. Submission requirements, by 30 April 2021
News[edit | edit source]
- November 2020: This project in upper Bartang valley, Pamir, Tajikistan improves the life of women and local communities through efficient use of natural resources with affordable sustainable energy technologies. The project supports 55 women, and their vulnerable families, in five communities. Women and men participated in awareness raising and technical trainings, including exhibitions on sustainable energy solutions, workshops on the construction of solar water heaters and food dryers, trainings on women’s empowerment and a study tour in other villages. In all, 55 efficient cooking stoves, 75 parabolic solar cookers, 40 solar lanterns, 55 pressure cookers, and two solar water heaters were distributed in the target villages. Additionally, 300 tree seedlings will be planted to regenerate the forest. Read more...
- March 2015: Little Earth, a Tajiak environmental NGO, provided a solar cooker to the village of Roshorv (located at an altitude of more than 3000 m) in the Bartang Valley of Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. Sadarbek Tohirbekov, a teacher of Russian language at the local school, took delivery of the parabolic cooker, though each resident of the village has access to it. Tohirbekov said, "to prepare a lunch or dinner [without a solar cooker], we use about half a kilo of bush kindling and then a couple of kilos of firewood and three kilos of dried manure or coal. For example, just to boil five to seven liters of water requires about three to five kilos of bush. A solar kitchen can greatly reduce the consumption of firewood and other fuels, even if you use it only once a day." Read more...
History[edit | edit source]
- Main article: History of solar cooking
Climate and culture[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia article on the climate of Tajikistan
- Tajikistan Energy Situation - Energypedia
- Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables
Resources[edit | edit source]
Possible funders[edit source]
- Find a Kiva microfinance partner in Tajikistan.
- Raising funds through grants and donations
- See general guidance on raising funds through grants and donations
Reports[edit | edit source]
Articles in the media[edit | edit source]
- March 2015: How Can Solar Energy Make Life in Tajikistan's Mountains More Sustainable? - GlobalVoices
Web pages[edit | edit source]
- Little Earth (you tube)
- Little Earth
- Foundation for Innovative and Sustainable Technology
- Olympus Flower Solar Cooker (manufacturer and vendor)
The entities listed below are either based in Tajikistan, or have established solar cooking projects there:
SCI Associates[edit source]
- Main article: Solar Cookers International Association
Manufacturers and vendors[edit source]
Government agencies[edit source]
Educational institutions[edit source]
See also[edit source]
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