Dear ECCH CoP,
I wanted to share the SDG7 Policy Briefs with you in case you haven't seen them already. They are prepared to inform the discussions at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York. The brief is the result of an effort led by the UN’s Department of Social and Economic Affairs to take stock of progress in reaching SDG7 on Affordable Access to Energy.
We contributed as Climate and Clean air Coalition directly to brief 10 on Health (led by WHO). Please check brief 2 on Achieving universal access to clean and modern cooking fuels, technologies and services.
Compilation of the SDG7 Policy Briefs and Summary for Policy Makers are available online: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?page=view&nr=2749&type=13&menu=1634
Presentation by Matthew David King, Ci-Dev Manager, World Bank from Scalable Business Models for Biomass Fuels and Stoves in Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond the Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma event held March 15, 2018.
Presentation by Richard H. Hosier, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank from Scalable Business Models for Biomass Fuels and Stoves in Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond the Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma event held March 15, 2018.
Dear ECCH CoP Members,
I wanted to flag this report I received about childhood pneumonia, published by Save the Children. Page 18-21 discussed the household air pollution risk factors, which may be of interest to many of you.
The most interesting point made was that young children breathe twice as quickly as adults and their respiratory tracts are more permeable, so they take in more air relative to their body weight.
I would be interested to hear feedback from health and environment colleagues and others on any existing programs linking ECCH interventions to pneumonia. Siân Williams Yekbun Gurgoz Frederik van Gemert Jessica Lewis
This report introduces the current pellet stove and fuel implementers in Kenya, describes the potential biomass feedstocks, and reviews some relevant technologies. It also provides a brief discussion of lessons from Zambia and Rwanda, where several interesting pilot projects have recently been implemented. The material presented was obtained through a literature review, stakeholder consultation, key informant interviews, and site visits.
This report is funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) through a grant to Stockholm Environment Institute to support “Generating Information Regarding Adoption of Advanced Biomass Cookstoves and Evaluating Delivery Models”. The views expressed are the authors.
I wanted to share with the group an open source Last Mile Distribution Playbook by Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The Playbook identifies, extracts and distils best practices from successful last mile distribution enterprises and key experts, and is packaged in 12 learning modules.
The Miller Center delivered the Playbook over the course of three months to seven early-stage last mile distribution entrepreneurs through their best-in-class accelerator program. The Miller Center is now refining the content and plans to launch a second cohort in April 2018.
Please share the Playbook with others who might benefit from the lessons and insights, and reach out if you are interested in referring candidates to the next accelerator cohort.
This edited volume uses a feminist approach to explore the economic implications of the complex interrelationship between gender and time use. Household composition, sexuality, migration patterns, income levels, and race/ethnicity are all considered as important factors that interact with gender and time use patterns. The book is split in two sections: The macroeconomic portion explores cutting edge issues such as time poverty and its relationship to income poverty, and the macroeconomic effects of recession and austerity; while the microeconomic section studies topics such as differences by age, activity sequencing, and subjective well-being of time spent. The chapters also examine a range of age groups, from the labor of school-age children to elderly caregivers, and analyze time use in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Finland, India, Korea, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United States. Each chapter provides a substantial introduction to the academic literature of its focus and is written to be revealing to researchers and accessible to students and policymakers.
This paper discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. The paper suggests potential solutions, concentrating on the two most common time-use methods used in development settings: stylized questions and time diaries. The paper identifies a significant lack of rigorous empirical research comparing these methods in development settings, and begins to fill this gap by analyzing data from Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index surveys in Bangladesh and Uganda. The surveys include stylized questions and time diary estimates for the same individual. The study finds limited evidence that stylized questions are more feasible (in terms of interview length)but also less accurate, compared with time diaries. These results are attributed to the relatively greater cognitive burden imposed on respondents by stylized questions. The paper discusses the importance of broadening the scope of time-use research to capture the quantity and quality of time, to achieve richer insights into gendered time-use patterns and trends. The paper suggests a path forward that combines mainstream time-use data collection methods with promising methodological innovations from other disciplines.
Dear ECCH CoP Members,
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has announced its call for nominations for Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for the clean cooking sector! This year, the winner will be announced during the SEforALL Forum in May, and the winner will be sponsored by the Alliance to attend. To learn more, please refer to the nomination form attached.
Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted to email@example.com by March 1, 2018. Self-nominations are encouraged. The full list of criteria can be found in the nomination form, including:
We hope ECCH CoP members will nominate colleagues or apply themselves!
Dear ECCH CoP Members,
For your reference, please see the presentation and WebEx recording from the January 18th knowledge event, in which Eric Reynolds, CEO of Inyenyeri presented to our group. For those of you who may unfamiliar, Inyenyeri is a private company in Rwanda that has secured a relatively significant amount of funding over the past six months to scale-up a promising clean cooking business model that leases clean gasifying cookstoves and sells highly efficient and sustainable biomass fuel pellets. The company aims to be commercially-sustainable in the medium-term using its innovative approach, which – if grown beyond its successful large-scale pilots and intended scale-up in Rwanda – may be replicated in other countries and markets.