Summer Cookstove Research Institute, Guatemala
Program Summary – August 1 – 5, 2011
The 2011 Summer Cookstove Research Institute (SCRIG) was a five-day training program in Antigua, Guatemala that provided theoretical and practical training to investigators from around the world currently engaged in cookstove research. The theme for the 2011 Institute was measurement and addressed methods for evaluating stove usage, human exposure and basic health indicators. The workshop concluded with an optional two-day trip to the Western Highlands of Guatemala where participants visited the CRECER/RESPIRE field site and the ONIL stove factory.
The 2011 Summer Cookstove Research Institute was organized by Prof. Kirk Smith’s Household Energy Research Group at UC Berkeley in collaboration with the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Funding was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Public Health Institute.
|Workshop Summary + Evaluations|
|SCRIG Final Report (pdf), including evaluations||pre-SCRIG Survey Results (pdf)|
|Welcome + Framework||Nick Lam|
|Study Design||John Balmes|
|Defining and Measuring Usage and Adoption of Cookstoves||Ajay Pillarisetti|
|Household Air Pollution||Nick Lam|
|Personal Exposure||Nick Lam + Ajay Pillarisetti|
|Global Health Impact of Air Pollution from Household Cooking Fires||Lisa Thompson|
|Measuring Health Outcomes: Biomarkers||John Balmes|
|Global Burden of Disease + the Comparative Risk Assessment||Kirk R. Smith|
|RESPIRE||Kirk R. Smith|