August 05, 2013
Location: Ahmedabad, India

The registration deadline for the August 5-9th Kitchen Performance Test workshop in Ahmedabad, India has been extended through tomorrow, Tuesday July 23rd.  Sign up today at! See details below.

Dear cookstove colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you about an upcoming technical capacity building workshop sponsored by Winrock International and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The workshop will take place in Ahmedabad, India from Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th, and will be hosted by Alpha Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. The focus for this event is the Kitchen Performance Test (KPT), a field test designed to measure daily household fuel consumption in real-world settings.
Training will involve presentations, discussions and hands-on group exercises.  Technical trainers from Berkeley Air Monitoring Group will provide in-depth explanations on how to successfully design and execute a KPT in the field.  Participants will learn the different steps and procedures involved in a KPT, including training on study design, sample size calculations, equipment, questionnaires, data collection, data analysis and report writing. 

We want to emphasize that this is a hands-on workshop intended for organizations that directly implement stove programs in India, and specifically for individuals who are involved in stove design and testing for their organization. Because space is limited, please be sure to register the appropriate representative from your organization. Participation is limited to one person per organization. Please feel free to forward this announcement to other individuals or organizations you know who are working in India on cookstove design and testing activities, and who you feel could benefit from this type of hands-on KPT training.

Please review the following eligibility criteria for participation:

•         Be based in or currently working in India.
•         Be actively manufacturing and/or selling/disseminating improved stoves (or providing training/testing for those who do).
•         Be responsible for stove design and testing within your organization.
•         Be willing to complete an organizational action plan, submit a workshop evaluation and complete 3-month follow up report detailing action taken as a result of this training.

There is no cost to participate in the workshop. However, participants will be responsible for paying for their own travel costs, meals and lodging (as applicable). There is very limited travel support available (airfare only). Selection of travel support recipients will be based on responses to the questions in this application, with preference given for those with financial need, and for those who have demonstrated strong participation in past U.S. EPA and Winrock sponsored activities.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this valuable training. To register, please fill out a registration form here: If you have any trouble uploading your photo you may email it separately to The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013.

Please contact us at with any questions.

Best regards,
Winrock Cookstoves and Indoor Air Team