March 28, 2014
Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Over half of the world cooks its meals on unimproved cookstoves. Resulting emissions are responsible for an estimated 4 million deaths from respiratory ailments annually and are a significant contributor to global warming. Historic efforts to promote the use of cleaner and more efficient stoves have been largely unsuccessful. The workshop, "the Adoption Gap: Design, Development and Diffusion of Household Energy Technologies," brings together experts in marketing, communications and other realms necessary to solve this obstinate environmental and human health challenge.

Featured Speakers:
Corinne Hart – Manager, Gender and Markets, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Douglas Barnes – President, Energy for Development
Suzanne Chew – Alliance Director, Nexus-Carbon for Development
Helen Petach – Biomedical Research Advisor, USAID Bureau for Global Health;
Alix Zwane –  CEO, Evidence Action
Ethan Kay – Managing Director of Emerging Markets, Biolite
Adam Ross – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Raj Pannu – Director of Global Public Health, McCann Health
Rob Bailis – Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Mushfiq Mobarak – Professor, Yale School of Management University
Rema Hanna – Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Workshop Goals and Projected Outcomes Include:

•    Create dialogue between social and behavioral science researchers with public health experts and engineers to identify opportunities and barriers for the dissemination of HAP-reducing technologies;
•    Articulate complementary and competing relationships within varying models of household technology diffusion;
•    Generate a consensus statement, which identifies a research agenda for reducing HAP as well as recommendations for fruitful collaboration across the disciplines and sectors committed to its reduction.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm
Reception to follow

3rd floor, Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale School of Management

Yale Climate and Energy Institute