Gaia Association leads Environmental Working Group at Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On: April 29, 2011 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: From the Field News

Gaia Association participated in a two day exhibition and workshop held by the Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change (ECSNCC) on 19-20 April 2011 in Addis Ababa. Gaia Association -a clean fuels and cookstoves initiative – led the Environmental Working Group (EWG) of the ECSNCC, a group of six non-governmental organizations working to expand and develop sustainable, renewable energy technologies in Ethiopia.


Project Gaia/PANGEA Event held at EU Sustainable Energy Week

On: April 19, 2011 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) and Project Gaia, Inc. held the event Clearing the Smoke: Promotion of CleanCook Ethanol Fuel Stoves in Developing Countries, as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week on Thursday, 14 April 2011 at the European Parliament. The event was hosted by MEP Christofer Fjellner (EPP/Sweden) and included presentations from the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), Project Gaia, Inc., and stove manufacturer, Dometic AB.



Celebrating International Womens Day with CleanCook Stoves: South Dakota Example

On: March 3, 2011 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

In the heart of ethanol country, a coalition of women in Sioux Falls, SD have mobilized to create a spectacular event which will celebrate women and “give back” by sponsoring stoves for women in Africa and Latin America. Their example connects women across the globe by educating those of us in the U.S. on the dangers women face in the developing world to cook their daily meals and allowing women to send stoves and cards to families in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Haiti. We love this example of truly grassroots fundraising which empowers women in the U.S. and in the areas we work in Africa and Latin America!



Mekdes Ijigu, Assistant Project Coordinator of Gaia Association, attends Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change

On: February 8, 2011 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: From the Field News

Mekdes Ijigu, Assistant Project Coordinator of Gaia Association, recently attended the 2011 ECSNCC Forum, representing Gaia and the renewable energy implementing group. The ECSNCC is a venue for Gaia Association to share its experience with renewable household energy and disseminate project results to relevant stakeholders.



High-Level EPA Official Dr. Paul Anastas Visits Ethiopia Gaia Association

On: December 8, 2010 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: From the Field News

On November 16, 2010, Dr. Paul Anastas of the EPA met with the Gaia Association for a day of discussions and field site visits to assess future strategies for clean cooking. The trip is part of the EPA’ s increasing efforts to develop solutions that ensure clean, household energy for the millions in the world who lack access to energy.



Project Gaia and New Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

On: October 15, 2010 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announces the new public-private partnership to provide 100 million homes with clean stoves by the year 2020, saying “clean stoves can be as transformative as bed nets and vaccines”. Project Gaia was represented at the Global Launch on September 23, 2010. This new Alliance has created a flurry of press around the benefits of clean cookstoves, picked up by CNN, BBC, New York Times, the Guardian, etc.



POET Ethanol features Project Gaia in Vital quarterly magazine

On: April 28, 2010 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

POET is the U.S.-based leading producer of ethanol in the world. Vital is their quarterly magazine with an online component that has a readership of more than 22,000. Gaia’s photo makes the cover of the April 2010 edition and the Gaia story is featured– read here. Thanks to Julie Flannery-Allen for the wonderful article “Stoves that Save”!


Project Gaia named one of Africa’s top projects for 2009

On: April 14, 2010 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: Awards News

Alternative Energy Africa magazine took reader nominations for the best African renewable energy projects for the past year. The year 2009 saw the continent gaining momentum in the sector and many large-scale projects were announced or moved forward. Here we … Continued



Project Gaia Offers Haitian Relief

On: March 17, 2010 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

Bringing the promise of hastened recovery for Haitian families devastated by the recent earthquake, Project Gaia International, a global clean-cooking initiative, announces a new effort to place clean-cooking, ethanol-fueled stoves in Haitian homes. “Since the earthquake, most Haitian households have … Continued


Why Is Cooking Important? premieres at COP15

On: January 8, 2010 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

Why Is Cooking Important?, a film by Jake Boritt documenting how refugees’ lives are transformed thanks to Project Gaia, premiered at COP15 during the Climate and Development Days Film Festival. This video features “Wavin’ Flag” by hip-hop star K’naan. You … Continued


Gaia featured in bioenergy initiatives report

On: January 15, 2009 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

Project Gaia is one of the case studies featured in a recent report compiled for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and PISCES (Policy Innovative Systems for Clean Energy Security) by Practical Action Consulting. The study focuses on … Continued


Gaia Association featured in Boiling Point

On: June 23, 2008 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

Boiling Point presents a case study based on a fictional household energy dilemma with advice from international experts. The case study here is how to design and implement programs, monitor overall progress, and check that work is going as planned. … Continued


Gaia Association wins green award for clean ethanol stove

On: June 19, 2008 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: Awards News

Tonight, the world’s leading green energy prize awarded £20,000 for a pioneering sustainable energy project to the Gaia Association, an organization working with the UNHCR in the Kebribeyah refugee camp near Ethiopia’s border with Somalia. The Ashden Awards prize was … Continued


Documentary offers real hope

On: June 1, 2008 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: News

The affecting documentary Cooking to Live by filmmaker Jake Boritt traces a day in the lives of three women in the UNHCR Kebribeyah Refugee Camp located in the Somali Regional State, eastern Ethiopia. Driven from their homes by political and … Continued


Ashden announces 2008 global green awards finalists

On: May 29, 2008 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: Awards News

Today the world’s leading green energy prize announced that pioneering renewable energy projects from Africa, Asia, and Latin America will each receive prizes of up to £20,000, with an overall Energy Champion winning up to £40,000. Winners will be revealed … Continued


Project Gaia wins indoor air pollution (IAP) award

On: April 13, 2007 | by: Project Gaia Team | in: Awards Health News

The award was given in recognition of Project Gaia’s dedication, commitment, and investment in demonstrating the impact of household energy interventions and in improving peoples’ health, livelihood, and quality of life by reducing IAP. At its third Biennial Forum, held … Continued