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Welcome to CSI e-forum! Please take a minute to introduce yourself.

Created May 29 2014, 10:25 AM by Xuege Lu
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Hi there, thank you for joining us!

 

My name is Xuege Lu, I am the community manager for the group Clean Stove Initiative (CSI) and I want to extend my warmest greetings to you for being part of the community. CSI e-forum was officially launched on April 28th, 2014 by the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region of the World Bank Group - to share best practices of clean cooking and heating solutions around the world. We collaborate with practioners, technitians, policy makers, business vendors and academics around the globe, to make this platform as intuitive and informative as possible. Your participation is crutial to us, and I appreciate your inputs to help us improve!

 

As a starter, why don't you take a miunte and introduce yourself to the group?

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    Hi Xuege (known everywhere as Cathy)

     

    It was my great pleasure to be at the launch in Beijing in April and to have a chance to meet the expanding CSI team. The range of participants was large and I noticed that they were, in most cases, people directly involved in guiding or implementing improved stove programmes. It was a great chance to  share experiences and look forward with more confidence.

     

    As a technical advisor to a couple of CSI teams, I am available to answer questions from policy makers and project implementers on issues of testing, testing equipment and methods, and National Standards (or project standards).

     

    Multiple national standards development processes are ongoing at the offices of their respective national regulators. Biomass stove standards are new for most countries. Let me warn you that in many cases the test methods for liquid and gas fuel combustors are not well suited for testing solid fuel stoves. Because so much work has been put into understanding the pitfalls, please contribute your observations and understandings. This will save other a lot of time and trouble.  Please make use of those sections of the CSI website created specifically to assist members with this.

     

    With your help, we will be creating a number of documents that address the difficulties of operating test laboratories with a limited budget and in 'difficult circumstances'. That is the reality for many of the participating CSI countries. Some examples of working labs in South Africa, Mongolia, Cambodia and Indonesia are available for examination.  What information you feel is lacking we will try to find.

     

    Thanks everyone for participating!

    Crispin

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    Hi All,

     

    Thanks Xuege for the assistance in getting started....

     

    As an advisor to the CSI Indonesia Program on Private Sector Development and Engagement we are working to engage with the private sector to enable organizations to further develop and realize opportunities.

     

    We are working on developing the program's private sector engagement strategy including the identification and development of business models, business case studies, opportunities for partnerships, financing mechanisms, the results-based financing mechanism, carbon finance, micro-finance and impact investing.

     

    We will also be working with the private sector to develop a focused business strategy and execution plans to maximize the commercial and community impact of organization participating in the program.

     

    We look forward to continuing our work with the team and are happy to answer questions and collaborate together on this innovative platform.

     

    All the best.

     

     

    Simon

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    Hi Lu - thank you for CSI project, on a light note where is location of the project and how can we benefit from this initiative.

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    Hello, everyone,

     

    I am Yabei Zhang. I manage EAP CSI regional program as well as China and Indonesia CSI country programs. In the past more than two years, I have had a chance to work with many top experts from different backgrounds on this interesting and challenging agenda. It is a truely cross-sector area, we have engaged experts from engineering, health, private sector development, social and gender development, anthropology, environment, rural development, climate change, marketing, etc. It is great to see that we have a new platform to meet, communicate, learn, exchange, and collaborate.

     

    Clean cooking and heating issue is something close to my heart. I was born in a remote village in China. When I was little, all people in the village used biomass for cooking and coal for heating. I even remember, when the school started, all students were requested to submit a bundle of firewood which would be used to heat classrooms during winter. So I know and experienced smoke, soot, inconvenience, and uncomfortablenss related to solid fuel for cooking and heating. It was part of my life. Later on, I researched what are health impacts of indoor air pollution and how to improve the situation through my PHD studies. Now I actually work on clean stove programs and have the opportunity to help improve people's life. Isn't it great?    

     

    I look forward to continuely working with many of you and meet more colleagues through the platform!

     

    Yabei

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    Dear Xuege

     

    Thanks for starting this initiative.

     

    I am Parveen from India, I would like to share that our Intiative for Improved Cookstove , Paribesh Chula ( Paribesh- Enviorment, Chula-Cookstove) has been taken up here in india and we have got Climate Solver 2013 Award from WWF for such Intiatives.Enfragy Solutions India | Climate Solver

     

     

    Paribesh Chula uses solid bio-pellet which is a carbon-neutral fuel, made from Agricultural and Forestry waste like Rice/Wheat/Groundnut husk, Rice/Wheat straw or Cotton stalks, Leafs. Grass and Tiny Wood sticks. PARI has a gasification chamber for burning pellets and a mini-fan, powered by rechargeable

    batteries to controlled a regulator for uniform ignition. The waste heat is used to control with moisture problem of the biopellets for the every next batch of cooking, if required.

     

    Our key aims behind Paribesh Chula :

    • Reduction of Indoor Air Pollutions

    • Reduction of use of Fire wood that causes deforestation

    • Reduction of Waste Land through Feed Stock Production

    • Ensure Energy Security with Access to Affordable Clean Energy

    • Encourage to use Waste as Energy

    • Ensure Safety

     

    The program is success in every above aspect only thing is that its need startup capital to scalable and replicable as the intial project cost is high to installed.

     

    I welcome any solution/bussiness model /funding for replication.

     

    Thanks In advance

     

    Parveen

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    Hello

    I am Dan Campbell, a knowledge management specialist, with the USAID WASHplus Project, we have cookstove reports on our website and a cookstove research blog, Indoor Air Pollution Updates.

     

    Regards,

    Dan

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    Harry Stokes joining, from Project Gaia.

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    Hi,

     

    I am Christina Aristanti. I am managing the Indonesia Alliance for Clean Cookstove. If you want to know more about the Indonesia Alliance please go to our website, www.tungkuindonesia.org. It is available in both English and Indonesia.

     

    Indonesia is preparing to launch the Indonesia Clean Cookstove Program Soon, then starts with a pilot project.

     

    Looking forward to exchange with all of you.

     

    Regards,

     

    Christina

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  • Hello again,

     

    I would like to introduce the communication officer of the Indonesia Clean Cookstove Alliance, Ms. Septiyah Widyaningsih (Widya) and she will also join the group.

     

    Thanks and regards,

     

    Christina

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    Thank you Mrs.Christina for your kind introduction

     

    Hello

    I am Septiyah Widyaningsih. I am the communication officer of the Indonesia Clean Cookstove Alliance. I am managing the alliance's website. You can find Indonesia Clean Cookstoves Program's update on our website.

     

    Best Regards,

     

     

    Widya

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