Tag: capacity building

Clean Cooking Alliance M&E Framework

Berkeley Air provided consulting to the Clean Cooking Alliance in the development of their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framwork, a tool that provides definitions and strategy for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the CCA’s various programs against the priorities and goals outlined in the Theory of Change, which focuses on universal access to clean cooking by 2030.

Kitchen Performance Testing Certification Training for DelAgua Rwanda, a social benefit organization

Members of Berkeley Air’s technical team traveled to Rwanda for two weeks in May and June of 2019 to complete a formal training in the Kitchen Performance Testing Protocol for roughly twenty District Managers at DelAgua Rwanda, a social benefit company interested in solutions for reducing household air pollution, and providing clean drinking water, among other initiatives. After a resounding…

Pellet Pilot Project in China (US EPA)

Berkeley Air, Colorado State University, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) are working on a collaborative effort to build field testing capacity in the household energy sector. To that end, the team coordinated and conducted a workshop in Beijing, China, followed by a site visit to Shandong Province. These and upcoming activities are specifically focused on pellet-burning stoves,…

Estimating the health impacts of cooking in peri-urban Accra, Ghana

Berkeley Air conducted a rapid field test of an LPG intervention focused on households in per-urban Accra, Ghana. The team monitored ambient polllution, household air pollution, personal exposure to PM2.5, and stove usage through air pollution instrumentation and temperature-based sensing. Study results were used as inputs in the HAPIT modeling tool, to estimate health-focused impacts.

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.

Cookstove Usage and Adoption Workshops

Berkeley Air supported Winrock International to prepare and deliver capacity building workshops in Guatemala and Vietnam to train stakeholders in how to design and implement studies to assess cookstove usage patterns and household energy transitions. Displacement of polluting baseline technologies is a critical component of achieving health gains from changes in cooking technologies and fuels.