Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
To provide resources for policy setting towards sustainable development, acting as a science-policy interface by regional networking, processing and assessing information and knowledge for governments, local communities and other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.
Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Lab or Field Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development, Research, Standards, Technology and Fuel R&D
Other Organizational Expertise
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is the lead partner of the Project Surya. This pilot study showed that by using forced draft improved cookstove 60-70 percent black carbon (BC) and other air quality and climate parameters could be reduced and provided immense opportunities for several co-benefits in terms of climate, health, and socioeconomic conditions of the people. Experience of the Project Surya could be useful in the Cookstove programme of the Global Alliance and the CCAC’s. Specifically, the RRC.AP could contribute in designing the cookstove as per the need of the local people, testing of the emissions and energy efficiency and assist in distribution at the national level in Asia- Pacific region.
RRC.AP at AIT has also served as the Secretariat of the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and Its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) which is an intergovernmental network in South Asia. The Malé Declaration could be used as a platform to underpin the cookstove programme in the national level policy making processes in South Asian countries. RRC.AP could also contribute in organizing the workshops and training programmes and in generating of awareness materials.
The RRC.AP at AIT can participate in this partnership as a service provider and an implementing partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to implement activities of the Global Alliance to promote and disseminate clean cookstove technologies in Asia and Pacific region both at the regional and country level in the area of policy development, research and development, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and awareness raising.
Regions Operating In
East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia
Country Based In
3rd Floor, Outreach Building
P.O. Box 4
Klongluang, Pathumthani 12120
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Osamu Mizuno
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana
Title: Senior Policy and Technical Advisor
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