Servicio Desarrollo y Paz Huasteca Potosina (Sedepac)
To generate sustainable development and strengthen quality of life in the native Tenek and Nahua region of the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico, implementing direct action community organizing, sustainable technologies use, and natural resource management. To protect and restore ecosystems, reduce global warming, and improve family and village health. To promote indigenous auto-determination and women’s equality, building technical expertise, organizing capacity, and social capital, guaranteeing long term impacts.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation
Technologies & Fuels
Crop residues, Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
Our project has strengthened community organizations and regional collectives, and developed local leaders, consolidating sustainable developing and advancing social equality in the region. We have developed an effective cookstove program implementation, including monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methodologies.
We build clean cookstoves and improve community health, and are pioneers in technology transfer in rural regions. We install a plancha design, and have installed over 5,700 stoves that have improved family and community health in the campesino villages of Northeast Mexico.
We have developed marketing strategies and innovations that have increased adoption, demonstrated in user surveys to have a 76% acceptance rate after 3 years. We have a multidisciplinary group of technicians capable of efficient implementation.
The project has fostered growth in sustainable technology sales, establishing technician replication of stove building in private service contracts, and consistent hiring by families and businesses for stove constructions.
We have trained 9,374 people in appropriate technologies, worked with 19 local organizations and cooperatives, as well as municipal governments in 3 states, generating direct results in 329 villages.
We would like to share our methods and experience building broad stakeholder participation and local leadership and organizations in clean cookstove construction and training, as well as our regional stove testing capacity and knowledge centers.
We would like to work with other Alliance members to form intra-regional consultations for the development of protocols and cookstove development, regional marketing and dissemination as well as micro-credit strategies.
During our program in the Huasteca, as well as regions of the states of Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi and Queretaro we have developed methods dealing with local cultural and social obstacles, as well as targeted technician training to achieve good technology transfer through our regional organizational network, and would like to share these methods.
We will contribute our current media and communication strategies, using regional and national newspapers, radio, and social media coverage, to raise consciousness about using improved cookstoves. Our techniques focus on press and social media campaigns, and utilize public relations staff to promote shared clean cookstove goals and campaigns, focusing on video, to generate more frequent media coverage.
Our objectives include working with and learning from Alliance members to develop better field-based performance of stoves; carbon offset methodologies and national projects. We plan to build stronger links with research institutions to develop and conduct impact studies and methodologies.
Regions Operating In
Latin America and Caribbean
Country Based In
Calle Cuauhtemoc 215
Xilitla, San Luis Potosi 79900
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Solomon Rodd
Title: General Coordinator
Phone: +52-4893650279Request an Edit to This Profile