PCIA Bulletin Issue 8, August 2006

PCIA Bulletin Issue 8, August 2006
Lutfiyeh Ahmed, Elisa Derby, Partnership for Clean Indoor Air

Dear Partners,
We have published the 8th 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 8th issue focuses on Education and Outreach and contains a collection of feature articles on: HELPS International's place based education guide on indoor air pollution and household energy use; Project Gaia's experience using their indoor air pollution study as a teaching tool in Kebrebeyah Camp in Ethiopia; China Center for Disease Control and Prevention's work with health education in schools to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution; and; outreach and education activities of the Mauritanian NGO, NEDWA.

This issue includes a Partner Spotlight on ENERGIA (The International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy) and highlights their experience mainstreaming gender concerns into energy policies, programs, and projects.

In addition, 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 9 is September 15, 2006. Please note that the theme for Issue 9 will be Commercialization to address indoor air pollution from household energy use. 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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