The Alliance recently awarded capacity building grants to support 10 Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers (RTKCs). These grants were targeted to organizations that already have extensive cookstove and fuel testing experience, to help them on the path to organizational sustainability and high quality testing.  Across the 10 grants, the Centers’ activities address capacity building for testing fuels and climate-relevant emissions (black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutants), bridging laboratory and field testing with health impacts, and quality assurance (QA) plans.  Such capacity building grants from the Alliance will decrease over time, as revenue from providing testing services continues to increase.  The grantees, selected with input from an external review panel, are:

These grants are part of a broader capacity building program that includes training events and resources and strengthening expert-to-expert collaboration.

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