About Topic: 

Solar Cookers International (SCI) improves human health, economic well-being, women’s empowerment, and the environment by promoting climate-friendly solar cooking to address the challenge of 2.3 billion people cooking with polluting fuels. Over 4 million solar cookers have been identified around the globe. Estimates indicate they are avoiding 30+ million metric tons of CO2 emissions over their lifetime. In fact solar thermal cooking assists all 17 sustainable development goals of the UN. We will describe the strategies being followed by SCI to advance solar thermal cooking. In particular, we will discuss our current projects in Kenya, Nepal and Yemen and also work done in other communities around solar thermal cooking.  We will discuss the challenges involved in adoption of solar cookers and engage the audience for a productive discussion.

Dr. Shishpal Rawat

Solar Cookers International

About Speaker: 

 Dr. Shishpal Rawat worked at Intel Corporation for 28 years till his retirement in June 2016. During this time he also served as Chairman of EDA standards body (Accellera) and was on the executive committee of IEEE Council on EDA for 10 years  Since his retirement from the corporate world, he has been volunteering on the board of Solar Cookers International, serving as the volunteer President since 2019. He has also been trained as a Climate Change Leader by Al Gore (Climate RealityProject Founder & Chairman; former Vice President of USA) in April 2021.He has a BTech EE degree from IIT Kanpur and an MS and PhD degree in Computer Science from Penn State University.

Date& Time: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 17:30