Tag Archives: Clean Cookstoves

Webinar: Healthy villages are smart villages: Health, energy, and development

Healthy villages are smart villages – places where people can live healthy lives with longer lifespans, fewer childhood illnesses and deaths, and greater well-being. In this webinar, we will think about the intersections of health and energy. Indoor air pollution remains one of the most deadly elements for many people in the developing world. We… […]

A breath of fresh air: How Envirofit is doing social good with a for-profit model

Wednesday February 8th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Ron Bills CEO, Envirofit Location: Across the developing world “People want to be treated as customers, with dreams, desires, and aspirations, not as aid recipients” Ron Bills is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Envirofit, a global social enterprise that has revolutionized the way we think about energy access and… […]

Making an impact with clean tech in Tanzania

Tuesday January 31st, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Jodie Wu CEO & Founder at Global Cycle Solutions “New products need to be used and experienced and taught” When Jodie Wu was still an engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she invented a simple device that let farmers use a bicycle to shell corn. The mechanism allowed rural farmers to… […]

A clean energy crisis: One Burkina Faso social business aims to address it

Wednesday January 4th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Sayouba Guira Director of Nafa Naana, a social enterprise providing clean cooking and lighting products Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso “It’s a crisis, but we are in a country with so many other priorities that people don’t talk about it, which is why we are doing something about promoting clean and affordable energy solutions”… […]

“Jikokoa”: Scaling up clean cookstoves and providing local jobs

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Boston Nyer BURN General Manager, Kenya Location: Kenya “The next step is to get more sustainable fuels into people’s homes”. “The whole impetus is to save trees,” explains Boston Nyer, BURN’s general manager in Kenya. In East Africa, 60% of deforestation is driven by the need for wood and charcoal for cooking. “Our… […]