The 6th Solar Cookers International World Conference is going on from 16-18th January’17 at Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, Vadodara. The world’s most influential solar cooking experts scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, educators, field project managers from more than 25 countries share their transformative work in a living green technologies venue, Muni Seva Ashram, in India. This conference is continuation of previous efforts of solar cooking promotion initiated at Coimbatore (India), Spain, Barli (India), Sacramento (USA).
Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGiIligan, the conference Secretary, and recipient of the prestigious Indian government’s Padma Shri award said,“My concept of a Smart City or Smart Village includes using natural resources wisely, especially to harness solar energy for cooking, food processing, income generation and entrepreneurial activities. The solar cooking movement will turn India into a smart, prosperous country.”
Deepak Gadhia, Co-Chairman of the 6th SCI World Conference, said “This conference provide opportunities for global partners working in 133 countries to share their innovations and expertise on many aspects of solar thermal cooking technologies.”
Plenary speakers at the 6th SCI World Conference include Dr. Vandana Shiva, scholar and environmental activist, Delhi; Jagat Shah, CEO of Global Network, Ahmedabad; Professor R.L. Sawhney, eminent Environmental and Energy Scientist served at TERI University, New Delhi and as a head Devi Ahilya University Indore. These renowned speakers is joined by more than a world-renowned Julie Greene, Executive Director of Solar Cookers International and conference CoChairman, deliver the keynote address focusing on the growth in solar cooking since last reported at the 5th SCI World Conference held in Sacramento, California in 2014.
More than 40 presenters from 19 countries will present their innovative discoveries in solar cooking work. Conference topics will include refugee camp solar cooker projects, an evaluation standard for solar cookers that can help both rural women and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) ; processing and drying food post-harvest with solar cookers, entrepreneurship, advocacy, micro-finance, coalition building, industrial solar food processing, applications; adoption and impact data, analysis, reporting; sustainable field projects; marketing; cross-sector involvement; and supporting solar thermal energy policy.
About Solar Cookers International
Solar Cookers International (SCI) is USA based NGO, the global hub for the solar cooking movement, connecting academics, designers, cooks, entrepreneurs, innovators, advo~ cates, project managers and NGO’s in 133 countries. SCI offers a collective voice for re~ newable, sustainable energy solutions in the Unites Nations forum. The objective is to promote zero carbon emissions, conquer waterborne disease and preserve habitats.
About Muni Seva Ashram
Muni Seva Ashram (MSA) is a Public Charitable Trust near a village called Goraj in Vadodara to implement the integrated community welfare programmes. MSA is presently working in sectors like health care, education, family centers and training activities. The ashram itself is a classroom of renewable energy technologies. Known as the “Green Ashram”, solar collectors heat thousands of liters of water every day for the ashram’s hospital, kitchens, and guest houses. Meals for more than 600 students are cooked each with solar thermal technologies, complemented with solar PV systems, solar air-oonditioning systems, biogas, and biomass gasifiers. It also hosts a 120acre farm which supplies food for the ashram community.