August 24, 2016

Field monitoring technologies for cookstoves cover a range of diverse monitoring needs from health and climate monitoring to usage and adoption. They can help you better understand your impacts, and adapt and strengthen your strategies to better meet the needs of customers and donors. They’re also valuable tools for growing sector knowledge around field use and impacts. Significant advances have been made since EPA and Winrock first covered the topic in a webinar 3 years ago.
You’ve probably heard about these technologies, but have questions about how they are used practically in the field, what skills are required, what type of data you’ll get at the end of their deployment, and how you can use the results of this type of monitoring. 
If so – you’re in luck! REGISTER TODAY! We have assembled a panel of experts on field monitoring across a range of sectors – including cookstoves – but also for monitoring water, coldchain and other environmental conservation products and projects. They’re ready to answer as many of your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about field monitoring as they can in the time allotted.
During the registration process for the webinar you’ll have a chance to submit questions for discussion, and we’ll select the most commonly asked to present during the webinar. Time permitting, at the end of the webinar we’ll take additional questions from those in attendance. You’ll also hear about the latest advancements in field monitoring technologies, and some examples and case studies of their use in the field to inform programs and business development.
Webinar participation is free. For the web portion, a high-speed internet connection is required. Please note that the webinar technology allows attendees to listen to audio through their computer or by phone.  Additional log-in information will be provided upon registration. 


  • Dr. Nithya Ramanathan: Dr. Ramanathan is the President and Co-Founder of Nexleaf Analytics. She brings over 20 years of experience as a computer scientist to the development of sensing and analytics applications for global health and the environment, including her work in research and hardware development at Intel and Hewlett-Packard and as an Assistant Research Faculty in Computer Science at UCLA.
  • Ms. Tara Ramanathan: As leader of Nexleaf Analytics’s Cookstoves Program for 2.5 years, Ms. Ramanathan focuses on building scalable business models to increase adoption of the cleanest, best-performing cookstoves. In 2016 she co-authored a chapter on how to enable results-based financing through real-time sensors and clean cookstoves in the book Broken Pumps and Promises. 
  • Mr. Dexter Gauntlett: Mr. Gauntlett has spent 13 years working at the nexus of clean energy, international development, and Internet of Things (IoT) in the U.S. and overseas, in the private and non-profit sectors. He is currently Director of Business Development for SweetSense Inc. a leading IoT company. 
  • Dr. Michael Johnson: Dr. Johnson is a Senior Scientist at Berkeley Air Monitoring Group. His work focuses on field based assessments of household energy projects, including studies on stove performance and usage, indoor air quality, personal exposure, and health impacts. Dr. Johnson has over 20 publications to his name on household energy and is a co-author of the WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Household Fuel Combustion.

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Date and Time: August 24, 2016 - 15:00 – 16:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)