Off-grid 75 – How Africa-EU Research Cooperation is Improving Energy Access in Africa

Friday April 1st, 2016 - Smart Villages

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Despite substantial progress on achieving universal electricity access in the region, almost half the population in Southeast Asia continues to rely primarily on biomass to meet their cooking needs.

Last December 2015, the Smart Villages Initiative together with GERES, Myanmar organised a regional workshop in Yangon to gather lessons about the sustainable dissemination of improved cookstoves. The is published this week.

A key lesson to emerge from the workshop is the importance of designing and promoting improved cookstoves that are in sync with the cooking requirements of the local population.


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