March 10 - 13, 2015
Location: Lilongwe
Country: Malawi

Dear stovers especially in Southern Africa,

We are happy to announce that the Cleaner Cooking Camp in Malawi will now be held for the fourth time. Thanks go to all those who have supported the initial stages since 2012 to get it on the way so that it has become an annual event.

Find below the draft programme for 2015 with international presenters, who want to make an effort to travel from South Africa and Zambia to Malawi to enrich the event. Some are from this list like Mattias Ohlson from Emerging Cooking Solutions and Adrian Padt from Rocketworks, thanks in advance!

This year we have reserved some spots for self-paying international participants, so if you are interested, in the area and have time, get in touch with me personally (offlist) on as I am one of the organisers.

Subscription for the event including lunches and snacks is 60 USD. Reasonable accommodation can be arranged.

Maybe see some new faces in Malawi soon,
Kind regards

Christa Roth




Morning - Welcome & introductions

Briefing from National Cook Stoves Task Force
- Introduction to Cleaner Cooking Systems (Food and Fuel)

Afternoon - Integration of cleaner cooking into development programmes
- Working with local leaders for cleaner cooking (Concern Universal) PM - Micro-finance for cleaner cooking (Self Help Africa)
Practical experience of cookstove diversity

Morning - Evidence from the field – update from research projects
- Stoves vrs. Sugar study (Fuel Lab, Luanar & Univ. North Carolina) - Stoves & Health (Cooking & Pneumonia Study - COM, LSTM)
- Stoves & Safety (The Barriers Project - Univ. of Nottingham)
Briefing & background of field visit - History of Chitetezo Mbaula

Afternoon - Visit to new production group in Mtundu, Rural Lilongwe.
- Mitigating risks of clay extraction
- Firing process - quality control during production, pre-firing & post-firing - Monitoring socio-economic impact
- Sustainable firewood management - energy woodlots
- Quality control & traceability.


Morning - Integrating cleaner cooking into development programmes cont'd
- Integration of cleaner cooking into climate resilience (COOPI) - Cleaner cooking in an emergency response (Goal Malawi)

Morning -  Fuels as part of cleaner cooking systems
- Sustainable biomass in Malawi (Total Land Care Green)
- Bamboo - a fast-growing multipurpose utility & energy crop (Afribam) - Custom-made fuel (Emerging Cooking Solutions - Zambia)

Afternoon - Consumer perspectives & production systems
- Cookstove choice & willingness to pay (IFPRI)
- Stoves to market (Rocketworks - RSA)
- Endev's contribution to 2 million by 2020 (Endev - GIZ) - Debrief & brai


Open Day for Cleaner Cooking

9.00 Showcase of clean cooking technologies and practices
9.30 Opening remarks from Guest of Honour
10.00 National Cook Stoves Task Force Briefing
10.30 Discussion on building momentum for reaching the target of 2 million cook stoves by 2020
11.00 Closing remarks


Programme is subject to change. Expected number of participants Tuesday to Thursday is 40.
All participants are expected to pay their own transport, accomodation and board and to contribute MK25,000 / participant to cover lunch and snacks during the cleaner cooking camp.