By Melinda Barnard-Tallier (Gamos Ltd.) This blog accompanies the recent research by iDE on the cooking practices of people living with disabilities (PWD) and explores…Read the full article, An exploration into the cooking practices of People Living with Disability and the Elderly: A Cambodian perspective
By Dr. Karin Troncoso. This blog discusses decision making processes undertaken by people living in poverty in relation to cooking practices, and makes 8 recommendations…Read the full article, Do the poor make rational decisions?
The MECS virtual showcase event entitled 'Cooking with electricity: from aspiration to reality' was held on Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 15:00-16:30 BST. https://youtu.be/iQncr19RRRo Event…Read the full article, MECS Virtual Showcase event: 'Cooking with electricity: from aspiration to reality'
By Robert Van Buskirk, Lawrence Kachione and Gilbert Robert (Kachione LLC, Malawi) An introduction by Simon Batchelor, MECS Research and Innovation Co-ordinator. This is the…Read the full article, An Off-grid Solar Photovoltaic Electric Pressure Cooker system that costs only $200 in Malawi
By Iwona Bisaga and Joni Cook (Loughborough University). On September 24th 2021, GIZ (ESDS and EnDev) in collaboration with UNHCR, GPA and MECS held the…Read the full article, Webinar: Clean Cooking in Displacement Settings: All relevant cooking systems in a word
A MECS webinar entitled 'Beyond households: modern energy for cooking in institutional settings' was held on 18th October 2021 from 15:00-16:30 BST / 10:00-11:30 NY.…Read the full article, MECS Webinar on Modern Energy for Cooking in Institutional Settings
MECS partner The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) participated in the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE) held in September 2021, and connected…Read the full article, Catalysing Modern Energy Cooking Services in Africa- Bridging the Gap Between Clean Cooking and Development through e-Cooking
By Mourine Chepkemoi (African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)) and Jon Leary (Loughborough University & Gamos). We know that Electric Pressure Cookers (EPCs) can revolutionise…Read the full article, What Kenyans want to know about EPCs
By Jon Leary (Loughborough University / Gamos Ltd.), Mourine Chepkemoi (African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)), Wairimu Njehia (Pika na Power), Agnes Kalyonge (Jikoni Magic)…Read the full article, Cooking with Electricity in Kenya – a Culinary Tour of a Transformative Opportunity
By Dr. Joni Cook (Loughborough University). The United Nations High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE), to be held during September 2021, aims to promote the implementation…Read the full article, The United Nations High-level Dialogue on Energy 2021: our key messages for accelerating an inclusive and just transition to modern energy for cooking and affordable and sustainable energy for all
By Richard Sieff (Loughborough University) and Biraj Gautam (People, Energy & Environment Development Association (PEEDA)). An overarching aim of the MECS programme is to change…Read the full article, Supporting Electric Cooking at COP26: PEEDA and the Government of Nepal