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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps; 1982; 685 pages)
View the documentThe Farallones Institute Rural Center
View the documentCHP International, INC.
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
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close this folderPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
View the documentPhase II Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Environmental health and sanitation
View the documentSession 2. Traditional methods of cooking: an introduction to cookstove technologies
View the documentSession 3. Fuel-saying cookstoves: gathering information
View the documentSession 4. Cookstove design and innovations
View the documentSession 5. Thinking in pictures: introduction to design drawing
View the documentSession 6. Introduction to independent study
View the documentSession 7. Cookstove operation function and design principles
View the documentSession 8. Understanding the cookstove design process and soil mixes
View the documentSession 9. Insolation meter construction
View the documentSession 10. Cookstove construction
View the documentSession 11. Nature of volunteerism: expectations beyond training
View the documentSession 12. Food issues
View the documentSession 13. The role of the volunteer in development: definition of appropriate technology
View the documentSession 14. Stove promotion and dissemination
View the documentSession 15. Explaining completed cookstoves
View the documentSession 16. Evaluating cookstove efficiency
View the documentSession 17. Diagnosing and repairing malfunctioning cookstoves
View the documentSession 18. Other responses to fuel scarcity
View the documentSession 19. Charcoal production and stoves
View the documentSession 20. Custom and food
View the documentSession 21. Design and construction of the second stove part one: stove base
View the documentSession 22. Alternative cookstoves: presentations
View the documentSession 23. Basic nutrition
View the documentSession 24. Cookstove operation
View the documentSession 25. Cookstove development and innovation
View the documentSession 26. Cookstove information and resources/ evaluation of cookstove training
Open this folder and view contentsPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
Open this folder and view contentsPhase IV: Solar water heaters
Open this folder and view contentsPhase V: Solar agricultural dryers
Open this folder and view contentsPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
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Session 26. Cookstove information and resources/ evaluation of cookstove training

Total time:

2 hours


* To identify and discuss resources and information for cookstove projects
* To evaluate the cookstove training
* To clean up the cookstove work area


Aprovecho Institute, "Cookstove News, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2, 1981, pp. 8-12


Newsprint and felt-tip pens or chalkboard/chalk


Step 1. (5 minutes)
Review the session objectives and outline the activities.

Step 2. (25 minutes)
Discuss potential sources of information and resources for cookstove projects.

Trainer Notes

Explain that it is important to know how and where to obtain financial, material and technical information and/or resources for cookstove projects.

Mention that in "Cookstove News," Volume I/Number 1, they will find a list of individuals and organizations currently working in stove programs worldwide. (All issues of "Cookstove News" list information and resources of interest to cookstove programs.)

Stress the importance of exchanging information, ideas and resources with other stove programs.

Step 3. (30 minutes)
Have the participants evaluate the cookstove training.

Trainer Notes

Choose one of the following options for carrying out the evaluation:

Option A:

Ask the participants what they felt was positive about the training and what suggestions they would have for improving it.

List their responses on newsprint in two columns, one entitled "Positive Aspects," and the other entitled "Suggestions for Improvement." Encourage questions, comments and discussion.

Option B:

Have the participants form small groups. Ask each group to develop a list of "Positive Aspects" and "Suggestions for Improvement." Then have the groups share their lists with each other, discussing and clarifying them with questions and comments.

Step 4. (1 hour)
Have the participants clean up the work area, tools, etc.

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