Clean cookstoves need simple ceramic insulation - and capacity building of low income potters

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Clean cookstoves need simple ceramic insulation - and capacity building of low income potters

The plea for collaboration is appreciated and urgently needed.   There is an awareness among WASH professionals that ceramic interventions are among the most appropriate.  Many are unaware, however, that there are long oral traditions of potters all over the developing world, who produce such products as water containers and cook pots.  The potters tend to be highly skilled and eager to learn about new process and products.  They have been limited though, by their laborious hand forming processes.  Once trained in techniques of quick production using models and molds, as well as improved kilns and refractories, they will be able to form candle water filters for subsequent silver treatment.  


Largely because of SDG 1, No Poverty, the potters should also be encouraged to do the simple production of insulating rocket stoves.  There are many synergies in production and implementation of water filters and clean cookstoves together.  A holistic approach to environmental health and development can result from collaboration with the potters, starting with their capacity building.   Communities will gain resilience and self sufficiency once they are familiar with the wide array of products and services that will be made possible.
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In environmental health for the poor, by the poor, the evidence base starting with the design could be assessed during field
application per project.  This would start with programs of production, behavior change and monitoring and
evaluation.  The poor tend to be entirely capable and nearly all of the SDGs are addressed.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lMYxJP_ly-hcXLRIewTZP_7ZXLAyEl2X/view?usp=sharing
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