Empowering Women in Ghana with Cookstoves

Adam Creighton, Alanna Miel

July 23, 2017

Over one-third of the planet still cooks their food over open fires–at a human health and environmental cost that is staggering, and wholly unsustainable. The health and economic impacts fall hardest on the shoulders of women and young girls, and the paradigm contributes to systemic poverty among the most vulnerable people in the world.

For almost 10 years, the team at InStove (www.instove.org) has been building a movement centered around a technology that could change this paradigm. From unsustainable cooking that kills forests, blackens lungs, and dirties the air, to clean cooking that feeds hundreds at a time, makes hospitals safer, and helps women build their economic assets to escape poverty–for good–InStove has mobilized a sector behind approaches and partnerships that work.

Come see Alanna Miel and Adam Creighton of InStove discuss their work and the newest applications of their renewable energy technology–a stove which the US EPA has found to be the most efficient in the world.

After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.

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