At a meeting of the Working Group to Address Increasing Adoption of Improved Cookstoves, co-hosted by the USAID-funded WASHplus and TRAction projects, several factors affecting successful cookstove adoption were identified. Recently, Winrock’s Elisa Derby contributed to a peer-reviewed article designed to address the most critical considerations identified at the meeting. The article, “Maximizing the benefits of improved cookstoves: moving from acquisition to correct and consistent use,” was published in the August issue of the journal, Global Health: Science and Practice.
To maximize the energy-saving and potential health impacts from improved cookstoves (ICS), the stoves must first be acquired, then used correctly and consistently. Perhaps most critically, the stoves must come to displace the use of the traditional stoves. This article focuses on the critical aspects of building consumer demand and ensuring the correct and consistent use of ICS. Follow the link below for more information about the article, as well as the link to the full text.
Derby also recently contributed to another article about cookstoves that will be published in the journal, Energy for Sustainable Development, as well as others that are still in the publishing process.