Tulodo to partner with Kopernik on Fire Up Central Java Clean Cookstove project in Indonesia

As part of Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and World Bank Clean Stove Initiative (CSI), Tulodo is partnering with Kopernik to market cleaner cookstoves to poor households in Central Java. Tulodo’s role on the Fire Up Central Java Cleaner Cookstove project is to design and manage the marketing and community mobilisation activities, include formative research, marketing strategy, stakeholder engagement, capacityContinue reading Tulodo to partner with Kopernik on Fire Up Central Java Clean Cookstove project in Indonesia

New report on use of behaviour change in clean cooking interventions for economic, health and environmental impact

A new report (available below) from a team led by Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin has found promising evidence for the effectiveness of behaviour change approaches in clean cooking interventions. Despite decades of effort, around 2.8 billion people still rely on solid fuels to meet domestic energy needs. There is robust evidence this causes premature death, chronic disease asContinue reading New report on use of behaviour change in clean cooking interventions for economic, health and environmental impact

Are smartphones…”better”…for the environment?

Mobile phones and other smart devices are helping us solve major public policy problems by providing direct personalised access to information. However according to the UNEP, the amount of e-waste being produced – including mobile phones and computers – could rise by as much as 500% over the next decade in some countries. In the making of computer equipmentContinue reading Are smartphones…”better”…for the environment?

PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

According to the Myanmar Times, Population Services International (PSI) is working with telcos, Ooredoo and Telenor, to launch a mobile health app for pregnant women. This app will provide up to date information about health, antenatal care, health ministry services, nutrition, and even malaria prevention. According to a UN report, under-five mortality rates are estimated at 52 perContinue reading PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

India’s National ID Cards Use Tech to Eradicate Poverty

India‘s national ID card, “Aadhaar”, has technology that the government says will help eradicate poverty by 2030. The Aadhaar card has 12 digit number and stores identification and biometric data, including a photograph, eye scan, fingerprints and health information that is then stored in a national database. With this highly accurate identification, the Indian government expects the poor will more easily andContinue reading India’s National ID Cards Use Tech to Eradicate Poverty

Brunei’s search for clean, alternative energy fuels students’ drive for innovation

At an alternative energy exhibition, students from energy clubs in various schools in Brunei were set a task to come up with ideas that incorporate green technologies such as solar- and hydro-electricity. One of these was a project called “Family Fitness For Energy”, created by the energy club of Menglait Secondary School. It shows how kinetic energy can be turnedContinue reading Brunei’s search for clean, alternative energy fuels students’ drive for innovation