Jumpstart 21 is an entrepreneurship support competition, based in Germany that offers unrestricted funding to any seed or early-stage entrepreneur with a focus on achieving positive social or environmental impact in Sub-Saharan Africa. SETECH was selected in June 2018 to benefit from the Jumstart21 mini-grant for its innovative clean cooking technologies that provide positive social and environmental impact in Ghana. SETECH was awarded the mini-grant after being taken through rigorous entrepreneurial processes and currently being considered for the Tailored funding
SETECH and the Ghana Climate Innovation Center staged an exhibition at the African Climate Week held at the Accra International Conference Center to showcase innovations in clean cooking technologies being developed at SETECH. SETECH demonstrated various stoves especially with focus on biomass gasifier stoves for the clean cooking industry.
The CEO of SETECH, Mr. Lovans Owusu-Takyi as part of a community cookstoves demonstration workshop encouraged households to cook with pellets and briquettes in clean biomass gasifier stoves to improve the health and livelihoods of households in Ghana. He said biomass gasifier stoves has been seen as highly efficient over the carbonized stoves and helpful in improving the health of women and children in the households. Pellets and Briquettes are made from agro-waste and therefore reduces the overdependence on forest and trees as sources of fuel for cooking. Agro-waste can be a source of energy, therefore, closing the energy-food-environment nexus and reducing climate change by avoiding the cutting down of… Read More »COOK WITH PELLETS AND BRIQUETTES TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
SETECH in partnership with ISEES with support from World Education Incorporated and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves organized a clean cooking technology fair at the Achimota market aimed at bringing clean cookstoves solutions to the doorstep of market women to enhance adoption. At the clean cooking technology fair, SETECH and ISEES showcased a number of improved cookstoves on the market and demonstrated by cooking on the stoves and inviting market women to visit and observe and procure stoves. SETECH and ISEES staff educated women on the benefits from shifting to traditional cookstoves to improved cookstoves and encouraged many to shift to improved cookstoves technologies. Over 1000 market women were impacted… Read More »CLEAN COOKING TECHNOLOGY FAIR HELD AT ACHIMOTA MARKET TO PROMOTE CLEAN COOKSTOVES