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Sharing on RTKC at CRTN at the Intensive Training Workshop in Honduras, 10 14 dec 2013

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Sharing on RTKC at CRTN at the Intensive Training Workshop in Honduras, 10 14 dec 2013

  1. 1. Intensive Training Workshop for Regional Cookstoves Testing and Knowledge Centers Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves www.cleancookstoves.org 10-14 December 2013 Zamorano University Tegucigalpa, Honduras Presented by: Basudev Upadhyay Project/Lab Coordinator Roshan Adhikari Program Officer Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) for Rural Nepal (CRT/N) Regional Cookstoves Testing and Knowledge Centre (RTKC), Nepal Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal www.crtnepal.org
  2. 2. Introducing CRT/N  CRT/N Highlights  Established above 2 decades ago to develop, promote and disseminate environmentally sound rural/appropriate technologies and strengthen capability of rural communities in creating better opportunities through mobilization of local resources to improve livelihoods Since then it has disseminated more than 262,000 ICS to remote households in Nepal with over a million beneficiaries   Working Areas of CRT/N Biomass-based Programme   Household/ Institutional Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS/IICS), rocket stove Bio-briquette/Charcoal Hydro-based Programme   Improved Water Mill (IWM), electrification Hydraulic Ram Pump Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  3. 3.  Working Areas of CRT/N Solar-based Programme   Solar cookers Solar dryers Technological Innovation Livelihood enhancement Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion Climate Change   Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Verified Emission Reduction (VER) projects Adaptation Projects Livelihood Enhancement Networking Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  4. 4. Establishment of RTKC  Realizing the need to upgrade the existing testing services and facilities and capacitate its human resources in the region, RTKC Nepal was set up at CRT/N with support from Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) led by United Nations Foundation (UNF) Vision: Self sustaining Regional Cookstoves Testing and Knowledge Centre (RTKC), Nepal with fully equipped and trained staff to provide most reliable service to clients (National/Regional) Mission: Improve technology, communicate performance and promote sales and adoption of clean cooking devices Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  5. 5. Capacity Strengthening by RTKC  Better testing facility and infrastructures  Enhanced testing services  Latest testing protocols and practices employed  Wide range of performance parameters covered (emissions and safety in addition to thermal efficiency, firepower, specific consumption rate)  Better understanding and more accurate assessment of stoves  Increased role and responsibility in cookstove sector  Increased collaboration with national agency and relevant organizations  Capacity development of sector workers  Initiatives for development of national protocols and standards for cookstoves and testing  More effective and result oriented Research and Development Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  6. 6. Before After
  7. 7. RTKC Timeline till date  Equipment procurement and Lab Setup  Training on LEMS operation and WBT  Training and Capacity Building Workshop on Cookstoves Programme Effectiveness  National Workshop on Standards and Testing of Cookstoves in Nepal  Stove Design and Performance Testing Workshop  CCT Training  Testing services (18 stoves tested in lab and field for different organizations/projects)  Reviewed RTKC Year two plan  Support to ISO/TC 285 Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  8. 8. RTKC Year 2 Activities Strategic Components National capacity building (RTKC team and other stakeholders) Activities Collaboration 1.1 KPT training National Agency and other testing centres 1.2 Student Support Programme Academic institutions 1.3 Capacity building on design developments – using Software National Standards on ICS and testing protocol improvement National Agency 2.2 Support Nepal's Mirror Committee in ISO procedures and activities National and donor agencies and other testing centres 3.1 Laboratory experiments and adaptive research on design modification Academic institutions 3.2 Need and Impact assessment of stove programmes Cookstoves Design development/ Improvement 2.1 Support in Preparation of Technical Standards of Nepalese Stoves National agency and its implementing partners 3.3 Promotional Activities Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  9. 9. RTKC Year 2 Activities Strategic Components Knowledge production and knowledge sharing Activities Collaboration 4.1 Conduct KPTs National Agency and its implementing partners, Academic institutions 4.2 Conduct CCT National Agency and its implementing partners, Academic institutions 4.3 ICS Data Record/Management National Agency and its implementing partners, Academic institutions 4.4 RTKC web space 4.4 E-Newsletter Regional Networking Test Services National and donor agency 5.1 ICS Regional Knowledge National and donor agency Sharing and Networking Workshop 6.1 Laboratory Service Manufactures, Project implementing partners 6.2 Addition of equipments Independent testers Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  10. 10. Operational Modality of RTKC AEPC,RETS, Govt. of Nepal and other line agencies Funding Agency/ Supporting Organization Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre (RTKC), Nepal Advisory Board Knowledge and Experience Sharing Other RTKCs and relevant organizations in Regional Level Testing Services Feedback Stove Developers Feedback Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) Researchers, Students and Stakeholders Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) Knowledge and Experience Sharing Feedback National Agency, Implementing Partners and Relevant Organizations in Regional Level
  11. 11. Outreach Strategy  Mobilizing widespread organizational and human resource network  Organizing and participating in various events  Capacity Building Trainings and Workshops  School Education and Awareness Programme  Coordination and collaboration with stakeholders  Promotion or products and services  Various promotional events  IEC Materials (Posters, Brochures, Manuals)  Dedicated website, blogging and social media Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  12. 12. Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  13. 13. RTKC Services Stove Tests (Lab/Field) • • • • Thermal Efficiency Emissions (CO, CO2, PM2.5) Safety ISO IWA Tier Reporting Other Services • Training and Capacity Building • Stoves Research and Development • Knowledge and Information Sharing Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  14. 14. Raising awareness about testing of stoves    Orientation and information to project partners and target audience Training and Capacity building Participation in relevant programmes and events Clean Cookstoves Market Place (CCMP 2013 AEPC/NRREP) CRT/N RTKC participated in this event and showcased its products, services and partnership opportunities National Workshop on Stove Standards and Testing (RTKC Nepal) RTKC Nepal (CRT/N) organized the workshop with participation from many different organizations working in biomass energy. This event included capacity building on stove testing, discussions on contextualized testing for Nepal and development of Nepal's own testing standards/protocols Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  15. 15. Raising awareness about testing of stoves  Coordination with partners/stakeholders and other stove developers, Information dissemination and sharing of results and updates  Website, blogging and Social Media  IEC Materials Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  16. 16. Feedback on design and safety (i) The stoves tested by RTKC are evaluated and reported on a number of parameters to determine their overall efficacy (ii) The stove developers are provided feedback on performance of stoves and probable improvements in design Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  17. 17. Feedback on design and safety (iii) Safety evaluation is an important component of test reportsThe stoves are assessed on multiple factors like shape, stability, obstructions, heat flow. Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  18. 18. Providing Independent Third Party Results for Marketing  Results and detailed assessment of stove tests are forwarded to the clients  On approval, this information is shared with other partners/ stakeholders during exhibitions, stakeholders meetings and similar meetings  The stoves developed by CRT/N (RTKC Nepal), however will be verified by other similar organizations to avoid conflict of interest  Efforts are underway to gain national recognition and authorisation for stoves' tests results and assessment from RTKC Nepal Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  19. 19. Providing Independent Third Party Results for Marketing  As of now, RTKC's Test Report and feedback has been the basis for promoting the tested stoves in projects  Improved Cook Stove with Carbon Finance (ICF)  Piloting of Rocket Stoves for Reducing Carbon Emissions and Conserving Forests  Nepal Services is aiming to disseminate its "Lifestove" after testing in RTKC Rocket Stove with Metallic CC (RS 1.1) Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) Rocket Stove with Ceramic CC (RS 3.1) Lifestove (Nepal Services)
  20. 20. Way Forward… RTKC 5 year road map is prepared with following objectives  To develop RTKC as a Center of Excellence of cookstoves and biomass energy sector in national and regional level  To develop RTKC as a Knowledge Centre and feature information on practices, progress, trend, testing, monitoring etc relevant to biomass energy sector from all over the world  To develop efficient, cleaner, affordable and commercially viable cooking technologies through Research & Development  To provide quality stove testing services and offer feedback and recommendations for improvements  To ensure overall effectiveness of stove technology and projects through contextualized R&D and testing Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  21. 21. Way Forward…        To explore and study means for, and promote self-sustaining stoves projects throughCarbon trading and linking up of markets Stove Entrepreneurship/Employment and business model of projects To support the Government of Nepal's mission of “Clean Cooking Solution for all by 2017” by Supporting national agency and implementing partners in development of appropriate technology and working modality Advocating and lobbying in policy level and facilitating implementation and strengthening outreach in practice level To support the GACC’s mission “Providing Clean Cooking Solution to 100M Households by 2020” by providing appropriate technologies and services in the regional sector Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  22. 22. Way Forward…      To establish RTKC as a self sustaining entity Implementing business model in discharge of services Internal Fund Mobilization Fund generation Collaboration with relevant organizations and donor agencies Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
  23. 23. For more information: Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) Regional Cookstoves Testing and Knowledge Centre, Nepal Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal www.crtnepal.org info@crtnepal.org

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