Commitment to Action

Becoming Smoke-Free

Commitment by

International Center for Networking, Ecology, Education and

In 2008, The International Center for Networking, Ecology, Education and Re-Integration (ICNEER) committed to raise awareness of climate change issues and to demonstrate that a change in individual and community behavior can result in energy efficiency and resource conservation. ICNEER hopes to encourage school children in India and Mozambique to continue to raise awareness in their own homes and communities about the impact of climate change and more specifically, to encourage these urban students to initiate fund raising activities to supply rural Indian villages with the solar technology necessary to make the villages smoke-free.
In 2009, the SK 14 Solar Cooker was explored for its potential as a means of income-generation for villagers in India. Additionally, a trip to Mozambique was used to meet with the community and gather local partners while identifying renewable energy technologies that would serve the needs of the community.

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Commitment

Becoming Smoke-Free

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

INDIA, MOZAMBIQUE

Commitment by

International Center for Networking, Ecology, Education and

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Malena Ruth, African Millennium Foundation, Manisha Javeri, Wildlife Conservation Trust and Sanctuary, Bittu Sehgal