Proceedings

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 However, the content is no longer being updated as of June 1, 2012. New Winrock/USEPA webinar proceedings from June 2012 – March 2013 can be found at http://www.pciaonline.org/webinars. They will be housed there temporarily while the full Winrock/EPA Cookstoves and Indoor Air website is being developed.

PCIA Side Event at the Africa Carbon Forum

September 3, 2008, Dakar, Senegal

Presentations from the side event are listed below. For more information about the Forum please see the Forum website.

Elisa Derby - The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
Zane Abdul (ProBEC) - Opportunities for Scaling Up Interventions in the Low Income Household Energy Sector

George Riegg of PCIA Partner Paper Recycling Skills Project (PRSP) brought PRSP-made cardboard/sawdust briquettes and a New Dawn Engineering-type stove to demonstrate at the side event, much to the delight of the participants and other onlookers at the cocktail hour!

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PCIA Presentation-Elisa Derby-Africa Carbon Forum.pdf1.17 MB
ProBEC_Zane Abdul.pdf356.94 KB

PCIA Side Event at the 2008 Carbon Expo

May 9, 2008, Cologne, Germany

Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies: Reducing Indoor Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Presentations from the side event are listed below. For more information about the Expo please see www.carbonexpo.com.

Brenda Doroski - The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
Kirk R. Smith and Evan Haigler - Co-benefits of climate mitigation and health protection in energy systems: Scoping methods
Adam Harvey - Clean cooking with carbon finance: Case studies

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PCIA Carbon Expo 2008-Doroski.pdf1.32 MB
PCIA Carbon Expo 2008-Haigler.pdf217.15 KB
PCIA Carbon Expo 2008-Harvey.pdf974.58 KB

Measuring Change: Indoor Air Pollution and Household Energy Monitoring - Africa Regional Workshop

October 29 - November 2, 2007, Pretoria, South Africa

The Africa Regional Workshop agenda, proceedings, photos, and other information are available on the Africa Regional Monitoring Workshop proceedings page.

Measuring Change: Indoor Air Pollution and Household Energy Monitoring - Asia Regional Workshop

August 7-11, 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Asia Regional Workshop agenda, proceedings, photos, and other information are available on the Asia Regional Monitoring Workshop proceedings page.

3rd Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum

March 20-23, 2007, Bangalore, India

The agenda, attendee list, program, presentations, posters and photos from the Forum are now available the website. Please see the Forum Proceedings Page to view and download these documents.

South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy

February 27-28, 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal

Practical Action Nepal and Indoor Air Pollution and Health Forum Nepal jointly organized this workshop for participants from South Asian countries, focusing on existing policy provisions and best practices of to tackle IAP in South Asia. Focus themes of the workshop will include: indoor air quality monitoring; gender and IAP; poverty and IAP; health impacts of indoor smoke; economics of household energy and indoor smoke; enabling policy frameworks; awareness raising on IAP and its reduction technologies; scaling-up of successful technologies on IAP reduction; and benefits of improving rural energy services in relation to reduced IAP.

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2006,03,21-ReportOnSouthAsiaRegionalWorkshop.pdf114.62 KB

PCIA Indoor Air Pollution Monitoring Meeting

January 30, 2006, Seattle, Washington

Thirty six members of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air -- 18 from outside of the U.S. -- participated in an Indoor Air Pollution Meeting on January 30, 2006 in Seattle, Washington, USA following the ETHOS Conference. The diverse participation and experiences contributed greatly to achieving the purpose of the meeting which was to build our collective knowledge and capacity to conduct indoor air pollution monitoring on household energy projects, and to utilize the results to improve the lives of the billions of people using traditional fuels for home cooking and heating.

Presentations were given on the IAP monitoring programs of eight pilot projects in China, India, Ethiopia, Uganda, Honduras and Mexico. All of the meeting participants were actively engaged in IAP monitoring and contributed to meeting the specific workshop objectives to:

-Learn how projects are conducting IAP monitoring;
-Offer insights and/or assistance where requested;
-Inform projects that are in the beginning stages of their IAP monitoring; and
-Learn from the preliminary results of the monitoring.

Each presentation addressed the same questions: why monitor, how are projects monitoring, equipment used, initial findings, lessons learned, and next steps. This resulted in workshop participants gaining a good understanding of how each of the diverse projects addressed similar topics, enabling them to compare and contrast approaches, successes, challenges, and results.

Presenters:
1. Melat Esayas, Gaia Association, Ethiopia
2. Karabi Dutta, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute, India
3. David Mukisa and David Pennise, Urban Community Development Association (UCODEA) and Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development, University of California - Berkeley, Uganda
4. Fan Liu, Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
5. Tami Bond, Benjamin Osorto and Stuart Conway, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne, Honduran Association for Development, Trees, Water and People, Honduras
6. Cynthia Amendariz and Omar Masera, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
7. Chaya Chengappa, Development Alternatives, India
8. Xia Zuzhang and Zohir Chowdhury, The Nature Conservancy - China, Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development, University of California - Berkeley, China

The Meeting agenda and presentations can be downloaded below:

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PCIA-IAP-meeting-agenda.pdf22.58 KB
1-PCIA-IAP-Pres-Gaia-Assoc-Ethiopia.pdf3.43 MB
3-PCIA-IAP-Pres-UCODEA-CEIHD-UCB-Uganda.pdf451.61 KB
4-PCIA-IAP-Pres-CDC-IEHS-China.pdf1.49 MB
5-PCIA-IAP-Pres-UIUC-AHDESA-TWP-Honduras.pdf1.38 MB
6-PCIA-IAP-Pres-UNAM-Mexico_reduced.pdf2.7 MB
7-PCIA-IAP-Pres-DA-India.pdf280.07 KB
8-PCIA-IAP-Pres-UCB-CEIHD-TNC-China.pdf3.37 MB
2-PCIA-IAP-Pres-ARTI-India.pdf400.86 KB

Shell Foundation's Breathing Space Strategy and Business Plan

December 9, 2005, Washington, DC

The Shell Foundation gave a presentation to other donors and NGOs on Shell's Breathing Space Strategy and Business Plan to reduce indoor air pollution from household energy use. Shell Foundation shared their strategy aimed at achieving a long-term reduction in the incidence of IAP by deploying market-oriented and commercially viable approaches to reach 20 million households globally over the next 5 years. Their strategy has a biomass focus, incorporates a commercial model with a technology push, and focuses on "middle income" groups ($1-3/day), with a mix of grants and financing options. Initial priority countries include China, India, Brazil, Uganda, and Kenya, and their approach includes a decentralized commercial model for rural areas, and a centralized urban commercial model. Shell Foundation is seeking partners to implement this strategy.

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SF-HEH-Strategy.pdf961.97 KB

Proceedings from Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Meeting

November 15, 2005, Oxford, England

Twelve members of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) who were participating in the Cooking and Carbon Expert Workshop sponsored by Oxford University, Climate Care and EcoSecurities in Oxford, England, took advantage of the opportunity to meet to plan joint activities for 2006. Each organization was asked to share one objective their organization aims to accomplish in 2006. They were asked to consider what would be the advantage of working with other organizations to accomplish this objective and what opportunities exist for other organizations to collaborate on this initiative. The objectives were compiled into six broad themes: carbon, indoor air pollution monitoring, market/business development, technology development, awareness raising, and scaling up. The group then brainstormed how they could contribute to achieve each objective.

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Proceedings from 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate

September 4-9, 2005, Beijing, China

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided funds to support part of the costs that enabled 13 researchers from less-developed countries to participate in the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate in Beijing, China.

Professor Kirk Smith of the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley coordinated two sessions on indoor air pollution from household energy use and presented the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air at the Conference s closing session. He discussed the international efforts to address this environmental health risk faced by almost half the people on the planet. The 13 researchers presented their work to educate the international scientific community about the health implications of burning traditional biomass fuels and coal, and raise the profile of indoor air pollution research by scientists in those developing countries affected by this serious public health issue.

Their papers can be found below:

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A FEW BEHAVIORAL CHANGES CAN GO A LONG WAY TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN GHANA.pdf144.69 KB
A SYSTEM APPROACH TO REDUCING INDOOR AIR POLLUTION.pdf54.68 KB
COMPARISON OF TWO INDOOR CO MONITORING METHODS.pdf103.31 KB
DOMESTIC COMBUSTION OF BIOMASS FUELS AND RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AMONG WOMEN IN ZIMBABWE.pdf43.05 KB
EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT FOR INDOOR AIR POLLUTION ASSOCIATED WITH HOUSEHOLD FUEL USE IN RURAL DISTRICTS OF SOUTHERN INDIA.pdf68.76 KB
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION FROM FIREWOOD COMBUSTION IN TRADITIONAL HOUSES OF NEPAL.pdf82.82 KB
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION FROM HOUSEHOLD FUEL COMBUSTION IN CHINA.pdf237.51 KB
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND RESPRATORY SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN IN ULAANBAATAR (MONGOLIA).pdf42.67 KB
KNOWLEDGE OF HAZARDS FROM INDOOR AIR POLLUTION FROM HOUSEHOLD ENERGY USE IN RURAL CHINA.pdf56.49 KB
LINKAGES BETWEEN CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICY AND INDOOR AIR POLLUTION FROM SOLID FUELS.pdf62.56 KB
SPATIAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF INDOOR HOUSEHOLD CONCENTRATIONS OF MULTIPLE AIR POLLUTANTS IN FOUR CHINESE PROVINCES.pdf92.43 KB
THE IMPACT OF KITCHEN ON THE CONCENTRATION OF INDOOR AIR.pdf75.07 KB
TY OF COAL-BIOMASS BRIQUETTE FOR REMEDIATION OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION CAUSED BY COAL BURNING IN RURAL AREA, IN CHINA.pdf75.98 KB