Last chance to apply - Due Aug 5th - Winrock and EPA Training Opportunity: Measuring and Understanding Household Stove Use

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From: Moderator, Cook Stoves and Indoor Air <CookStovesa...@winrock.org>
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Subject: Last chance to apply - Due Aug 5th - Winrock and EPA Training Opportunity: Measuring and Understanding Household Stove Use
 


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Winrock International and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Training Opportunity: Measuring and understanding household stove use, Call for Applications

 

 

Measuring adoption and usage provides a greater understanding of the real impacts of the stove or fuel technology you promote. If you’re interested in knowing if and how your stove is being used in homes….

 

APPLY TODAY! Don’t wait -- applications are due this Wednesday, August 5th!  Don’t miss out on this new EPA and Winrock training and field study opportunity on Measuring and understanding household stove use. Even the most apparently effective and appealing stoves and fuels face barriers to sustained, exclusive use when they enter into the complex dynamic of a customer’s various household cooking appliances.

 

Through this call for applications, Winrock is recruiting organizations interested in hosting a 4-day workshop, facilitated by EPA and Winrock, in which several local or regionally-based organizations will be invited to participate. Upon completion of the workshop, the selected host organization will then receive extended technical support for a field study, which through the analysis survey data and stove use monitors (SUMS), aims to explore and understand patterns of household stove use for a specific cookstove product. Host organization staff will gain the hands on experience to collect and analyze this data on their own for future phases of implementation. We anticipate providing support for 2-3 organizations to conduct a usage study to evaluate and understand better the use patterns associated with their stove. The workshops are expected to take place between September 2015 and February 2016.

 

The primary objective of this training workshop and field testing opportunity is to provide NGOs and businesses working in the clean cooking sector with the knowledge and skills to effectively assess and understand patterns of adoption and use, to provide valid, robust data to facilitate and guide best practice. This current initiative builds on U.S. EPA’s evaluation of stove performance in the laboratory and previous field testing in Bangladesh, Benin, India, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam.

 

Specific objectives includes:

1. Provide current background and context for evaluating stove adoption.

2. Provide tools to plan, develop and execute an informative, high-quality stove adoption/usage study.

3. Provide guidance and build capacity to analyze and use the data collected at a project, program, company, and/or policy level.   

 

U.S. EPA and Winrock will pay for all costs associated with the training and technical assistance (for more information please see the full announcement). The selected organizations will be responsible for helping Winrock organize a 4-day training workshop for other local organizations, and be responsible for all costs associated with their staff participation in the training and the implementation stove use field study, including salaries, per diem, lodging, telecommunications, local transportation for the entire field team, and translation to/from English if required during the field study. The training will be conducted in English with translation to other languages as necessary, determined on a case by case basis. Results of these stove use studies may be published in peer-reviewed journals and through U.S. EPA communication channels such as webinars and written reports. Selected organizations must agree to public dissemination of key results.

 

Applications must be received by August 5th. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early! Winrock and USEPA reserve the right to close the application process before August 5th if sufficient qualifying applications are received before that date. All applications must be submitted online at http://www.pciaonline.org/content/winrock-and-usepa-training-opportunity-household-stove-use.


Please contact us at Mode...@CookstovesAndIndoorAir.org with any questions.

 

                     Applications for workshop host due August 5, 2015

 

Primary Audience:

  • NGOs disseminating clean stoves and fuels.
  • Representatives from stove manufacturers who want to carry out their own market study.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
  • Applicant has quantified stove performance as demonstrated by providing the results of the Water Boiling Test (WBT) or comparable test.
  • Applicant can demonstrate potential for wide customer acceptance or demand for stoves.
  • Applicant can demonstrate a high quality manufacturing process in which each stove produced meets design specifications.
  • Applicant has sufficient staff and financial resources, and computer skills, to implement the testing plan.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who have participated in past Winrock/USEPA or Global Alliance activities. 

 

For more information and to apply: http://www.pciaonline.org/content/winrock-and-usepa-training-opportunity-household-stove-use

 

 


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