PCIA Bulletin

PCIA Bulletin

Please note, the PCIA website is now a legacy site. The resources that were produced over the past 10 years of the Partnership are still accessible on this website. However, the content is no longer being updated as of June 1, 2012.

This quarterly newsletter provides updates on the activities of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air and its Partners around the world, and facilitates awareness about issues related to indoor air pollution, household energy and health. The Bulletin is published in PDF format. If needed, you can download the current version of Adobe Acrobat reader free from Adobe's website.


PCIA Bulletin Issue 12 - Volunteers

Household energy and indoor air pollution are fields whose urgent importance has captured the devotion of individuals and organizations around the world. Such enthusiasm makes a great gateway for volunteer contribution. Volunteer programs also offer a logical approach to the common challenges of limited financial resources and limited specialized capabilities. Issue 13 explores how PCIA partners have created successful volunteer programs, and how volunteers have made a difference.

Contents:

PCIA -- Focus on Volunteers
Partner Spotlight: Colorado State University
Feature Articles:
   -Energy Management Center-Kerala
   -University of Dayton ETHOS Program
   -Ecofogao
Notes From the Field: Stewart Craine, Barefoot Power
Happenings
What's New
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 11 - Humanitarian Assistance

In this issue, you will hear from NGOs and international agencies about their commitments to bring cleaner fuels and technologies to people living in the most extreme circumstances— refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other populations in need of humanitarian assistance.

Contents:

PCIA -- Focus on Humanitarian Assistance
Feature Articles:
   -Developing a coordinated strategy
   -The experience of the UNHCR
   -Solar cooking in Kenya
   -Ethanol stoves in Ethiopia
Happenings
What's New in Resources
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 10 - Technology

This issue features organizations from Tanzania, Pakistan and Brazil which have come to address IAP from different lines of work, but all ultimately seek to improve their technologies to more effectively promote health and quality of life. You will also read about new developments in plant-based fuel stoves, and stoves that generate electricity in addition to cooking heat.

Contents:

PCIA -- Focus on Technology
Feature Articles:
   -IAP reduction efforts in Tanzania
   -Building and construction improvement program in Pakistan
   -Dissemination of efficient cookstoves in Brazil
Technology Developments:
   -Protos, the plant oil stove
   -Woodstoves generate electricity in Nicaragua and India
Happenings
What's New in Resources
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 9 - Commercialization

Unlike subsidy models, market approaches can be successful on an ongoing and sustainable basis. This issue focuses on Partners' successful models for harnesing market forces to get clean-buring stoves into kitchens throughout the world. Key to these initiatives is understanding customer needs and preferences, and developing products that meet those needs affordably while achieving IAP reduction expectations.

Contents:

PCIA -- Focus on Commercialization
Partner Spotlight: Grameen Shakti
Feature Articles:
   -Commercialization of household products
   -Green village credit
   -Honduran stove project
   -HotPot commercialization
   -Stove commercialization strategies
   -Nepal's first clean energy bank
Happenings
What's New
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PCIA Bulletin Issue 8 - Education and Outreach

One of the biggest challenges to promoting the adoption of new household energy technologies is the lack of awareness of the dangers of indoor air pollution and the availability of appropriate alternatives that meet social and cultural needs. This bulletin focuses on Partner efforts to educate children, utilize members of the community to lead in education and outreach activities, and integrate gender into energy project implementation, planning and policy-making.

Contents:

PCIA -- A Special Issue on Education and Outreach
Partner Spotlight: ENERGIA
Feature Articles:
   -Place-based education guide
   -Project Gaia IAP education and study
   -China CDC/IEHS school health education
   -Nedwa education activities
Happenings
What's New
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