Southern Africa

Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa

Impacts and effects on gender related outcomes and sustainable cooking fuel supply after the introduction of improved cookstoves in rural Zambia

In this project Berkeley Air measured and explored gender impacts, namely time use and levels of perceived drudgery, in female cooks after the installation of an improved wood burning stove. Using a mixed method approach, data was collected using focus group discussions, and quantitative and qualitative surveys, in 75 HH located in two rural communities in eastern Zambia. Indicators measured…

Evaluation of an improved cookstove in households in Zambia

Berkeley Air supported an improved cookstove project to conduct a survey to determine rates of stove usage and loss among beneficiaries and to measure the fuel efficiency of each stove vintage using the water boiling test (WBT). Results were used to develop a methodology for forecast greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Ethanol as a Household Fuel in Madagascar: Health Benefits, Economic Assessment, and Review of African Lessons for Scaling-up

Berkeley Air led indoor air quality and exposure monitoring part of consortium for assessing feasibility of ethanol-fueled cookstoves. We collected field data on cookstove performance, indoor air quality, and personal exposure to compare ethanol to other local cooking options.

Vietnam and South Africa: IAP Capacity Building Workshop

Berkeley Air was contracted by the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (under the auspices of the US Environmental Protection Agency) to conduct two regional technical capacity building workshops on indoor air pollution and household energy monitoring for members of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Africa and Asia.