HEDON newsletter (28/10/2008)
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Meet other HEDON members in London. LondonRIG, the Regional Interest Group in London UK, will be holding another of its monthly get-togethers on Wednesday 29 October in Central London. If you are in London on that day, please do join us! Find out more on www.hedon.info/622/events.htm
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==Did you know?==
In the last 7 days there have been 42 new pages in the HEDON Knowledge Bank. You too can contribute to, and benefit from this resource! The knowledge bank is an open 'wiki'-type resource with a growing database of useful material to support your work. To find out more and get involved see www.hedon.info/KnowledgeBank MandESIG, the Special Interest Group on Monitoring and Evaluation of household energy projects, has started compiling useful resources to facilitate quality M&E. Find out more here: www.hedon.info/MandESIG CleanAirSIG, the SIG on Clean Indoor Air has also been compiling a list of useful publications, and recent discussions have been on the pricing of stoves in Uganda, and where to obtain household particle monitors.
Find out more here: www.hedon.info/CleanAirSIG
==Latest news and announcements - online at http://www.hedon.info/news.htm ==
Contains 17 new documents.
===REEEP ANNOUNCES EUR 4.3 MILLION FOR PROJECT FUNDING===
For most applicants there is a two stage application process and the deadline for submitting Project Concept proposals is November 21st 2008.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1240/news.htm
===NEW SEI AFRICA CENTRE ON THE HORIZON===
In August 2008, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) established a coordinating office for its Africa Centre at the University of Dares Salaam in Tanzania.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1238/news.htm
===CARBON SOLIDARITY ASIA: A GATEWAY TO CARBON FINANCE FOR AND BY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS===
This international cooperative of project developers aims at fostering Carbon finance for sustainable development. This unique endeavor seeks to inspire and support similar grassroots platforms in Africa and South America.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1237/news.htm
===NITROGEN DIOXIDE EMISSIONS WORSEN ASTHMA SYMPTOMS IN YOUNG CHILDREN===
Johns Hopkins scientists report that high levels of nitrogen dioxide from stoves can be added to the list of indoor pollutants that aggravate asthma symptoms in young preschoolers in the US.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1236/news.htm
===TRAINING COURSE: ENERGY MANAGEMENT & CLEANER PRODUCTION IN SMALL & MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIES===
Announcing an international course for the public and private sector involved in energy conservation and environmental protection in industries - from 2nd November to 4th December 2009.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1234/news.htm
===BEYOND FIREWOOD: CONFERENCE REMINDER===
Conference registration is still open for Beyond Firewood: Exploring Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies in Humanitarian Settings - to be held in New Delhi, India, on the 11-12th December. The accommodation deadline is approaching!
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1233/news.htm
===GOOD ARTICLES FOR THE FRENCH SPEAKING COMMUNITY AT CLUB-ER WWW.CLUB-ER.ORG ===
The "Club des agences et structures nationales africaines en charge de l'Electrification Rurale" (The club of agencies and national structures in charge of the rural electrification) has an interesting selection of relevant news items (in French only) More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1232/news.htm
===GAIA ASSOCIATION (GA) CONDUCTS IAQ STUDIES IN ETHIOPIA===
For the last two years Gaia Association (GA) has been collecting indoor air pollution (IAP) data under the guidance CEIHD in in homes in Addis Ababa and refugee camps throughout Ethiopia.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1231/news.htm
===VACANCY: DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT===
Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC) is currently being restructured and retooled, and offers excellent opportunities for growth and creativity.
The above position is a new very strategic position meant to drive the core business and research agenda.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1229/news.htm
===PROBEC BURNING ISSUES NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2008===
Welcome to the September edition of Burning Issues, a monthly source of energy-related news covering the SADC region in general and low-income household energy in particular More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1228/news.htm
===2ND ANNUAL BASE OF THE PYRAMID NARRATIVE COMPETITION - 2008 (NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!)===
This short-essay competition seeks to highlight the challenges of implementing business in underserved markets and identify innovative business initiatives or solutions to those challenges.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1227/news.htm
===3 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAMME ON "RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY"
Eligibility: The participants should have to hold a minimum Bachelors degree either in Engineering (BE) or in Technology (B Tech).
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1226/news.htm
===INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS RECEIVE AWARDS===
The Tech Awards recognised the health, environmental, educational, equality and economic development innovations of 25 laureates from around the world. Each laureate will be awarded a cash prize of US$50,000 next month.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1225/news.htm
===PRSP (GAMBIA) SEEK FUNDING FOR A BIOMASS STOVE/BRIQUETTE PROGRAMME AND INNOVATIVE MARKETING APPROACH===
New fuel efficient stove and bio-mass briquettes and Taking the mystery out of "environmental awareness" with a smile - gambian style: Both projects are at an advanced development stage and the project developers are looking for funding.
More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1242/news.htm
===REQUEST FOR INTERNSHIP POSITIONS FOR DUTCH AND GERMAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS===
Every year, University of Twente students doing the minor 'As the World Turns' go out for internships in various developing countries. We currently have students interested in energy related internships in English speaking African countries and in India More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1241/news.htm
===STUDY TOUR TRAINING: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST WANTED===
Biomass stove dissemination for the rural people More details online at: http://www.hedon.info/1230/news.htm
==Events and meetings - online at http://www.hedon.info/events.htm ==
Contains 8 events. Showing nearest 5. Visit http://www.hedon.info//events.htm for the full list.
===LONDONRIG MEETING ===
To be held in United Kingdom, starting 29 October 2008 Full details online at: http://www.hedon.info/622/events.htm
===TRAINING COURSES FOR THE MARKETING, DESIGN & INSTALLATION OF SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS===
To be held in South Africa, starting 01 November 2008 Full details online at: http://www.hedon.info/631/events.htm
===BETTER AIR QUALITY 2008===
To be held in Thailand, starting 12 November 2008 Full details online at: http://www.hedon.info/546/events.htm
===CARBON MARKETS AFRICA 2008===
To be held in South Africa, starting 18 November 2008 Full details online at: http://www.hedon.info/616/events.htm
===INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON FIREWOOD AND ALTERNATIVE COOKING FUELS===
To be held in India, starting 11 December 2008 Full details online at: http://www.hedon.info/615/events.htm
Do you have relevant household energy events? Please send details of forthcoming household energy events us by return email!
This newsletter was brought to you by the HEDON Household Energy Network. For further information please visit our website at http://www.hedon.info/index.htm or email us with your contributions, comments and suggestions.
Raffaella BELLANCA PhD
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