PCIA Bulletin 11: Humanitarian Assistance, April 2007

PCIA Bulletin 11: Humanitarian Assistance, April 2007
Elisa Derby, Lutfiyah Ahmed, Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

Dear Partners,

We have published the 11th issue of the PCIA Bulletin!

The Bulletin provides information on the activities of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) and its Partners around the world, and is intended to increase awareness and action on indoor air pollution, household energy and health. Regular features will include spotlights on PCIA partners, feature articles based on a thematic focus, and recent achievements and advances in household energy, indoor air pollution, and health.

The 11th issue focuses on Household Energy and Humanitarian Assistance, particularly the work of NGOs and international agencies and their commitments to bring cleaner fuels and technologies to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other populations in need of humanitarian assistance. This issue contains a collection of feature articles on: UNHCR's experience addressing the problems associated with household energy provision in refugee settings; Solar cooking in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya; and; Gaia Associationʼs Clean Energy-Safe Energy Programe with ethanol stoves. In addition, we highlight the Womenʼs Commission for Refugee Women and Children's experience with developing a coordinated strategy on fuel in humanitarian settings.

As always, the bulletin contains information on upcoming events and new resources in household energy, indoor air pollution and health.

We hope the PCIA Bulletin will be an important source of information for PCIA partners and others working to improve the lives of millions of women and children worldwide. We encourage you to submit updates on your work, announcements of new resources of interest to this community, and feedback on what information would be most useful and interesting for you to receive through the Bulletin.

The last submission date for Issue 12 is May 15, 2007. For detailed information on the topics highlighted in the Bulletin or to view previous issues of the Bulletin, please visit www.PCIAonline.org.

Please send this along to other institutions and individuals you think would benefit from this information, and encourage them to join the Partnership through the website to receive future bulletins automatically.
We welcome your comments and suggestions for the bulletin. For more information please contact us at pciaonline@yahoo.com.

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