Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation is dedicated to environmental security, improving health, and creating peace and stability in all communities, by planning and implementing interventions that prevent negative environmental changes.
We are committed to enabling a market-driven transition to cleaner cookstoves and alternative fuels in the rural district of Samlout, northwest Cambodia. We believe that to mitigate the negative health and environmental impacts of cooking with solid fuels, there must be consistent, concerted and cooperative effort from the international community.
Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health
Technologies & Fuels
Biogas, Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Pellets / Briquettes
Clean Cooking Activities
Indoor Smoke Pollution Reduction Enterprise (INSPiRE) aims to enable a market driven transition to clean cookstoves and alternative fuels for the rural population in Samlout district, northwest Cambodia. Our project was launched in January 2014 after a household survey demonstrated that household air pollution likely represented a significant silent health burden within our population of 8000 villagers. We found that 90% of villagers cook with wood or charcoal and 70% of them cook in inadequately ventilated spaces. Ninety-six percent of people reported chronic respiratory symptoms some or all of the time. In response to this we launched INSPiRE. To date we have conducted a widespread education campaign trying to change cooking habits. We have designed and implemented patient education cards at two local health centres to alert people to the dangers of cooking smoke. We have also developed a teachers handbook to incorporate the issues into local school teaching and hope to spread this to the national curriculum soon. We recently launched a pilot of improved cooking stoves in our community and have formed partnerships with international NGOs. We continue to research alternative fuels but in a market where the vast majority source their wood for free, there is little-to-no leverage with which to influence the market. Our particular interest is standard compacted renewable biomass briquettes given the extensive amount of agricultural waste available in our communities.
We are keen to collaborate with other interested and motivated parties who have a desire to enact change in the clean cooking sector. We value the skills brought from different organisations and recognise that we are able to be the boots on the ground due to our strong links with the community we work with. We have expertise in health, environment, education and gender-empowerment.
We welcome health- and environmental-related projects but appreciate that the most effective change incorporates both of these elements. We recognise the importance of rigorous scientific study but also the need to work sensitively to ensure sustainable community development.
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Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Leah Owen
Title: NHS Improving Global Health Fellow
Phone: +855 (0) 92 814 987
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Stephan Bognar
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