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6th SCI World Conference 2017

At the Muni Seva Ashram

In Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

16-22 January, 2017

The conference was a groundbreaking success with:

  • 200 participants
  • 30 countries
  • 58 presentations
  • 5 plenary and keynote speakers
  • 3 new international solar cooker gatherings announced
  • 2 new working groups
  • 1 universal pledge

Conference participants made an agreement to share, plan, and commit to collaborative action at the systems level to "move the needle" with solar cooking around the world.  The global solar cooking community is making progress toward its pledge to, "improve health, feed families, and protect our environment."

Click here to see conference papers, posters, and presentations.  

Media coverage of one of the many successful partnerships that resulted from the 6th SCI World Conference 2017



Conference Co-Chairs: 

  • Mr. Deepak Gadhia, Muni Seva Ashram, India
  • Ms. Julie Greene, Solar Cookers International, USA 

Conference Secretary: 

  • Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan, Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development, India 

 Organizing Committee (India):

  • Dr. Ajay Chandak, PRINCE
  • Mr. Ghanshyam Lukhi, Tapi Food Products, Inc.
  • Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan, Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development
  • Mr. Deepak Gadhia, Muni Seva Ashram

 Organizing Committee (USA):

  • Ms. Julie Greene, Solar Cookers International
  • Ms. Caitlyn Hughes, Solar Cookers International