• After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, SCI worked with international partners to develop a solar cooking curriculum for private schools.


Solar Cookers International (SCI) helps align the efforts of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals who are bringing solar cooking to those who need it most. Our partnerships are people-to-people. Our shared goal is to increase the number of meals prepared in solar cookers, one dish at a time.


“Saving trees, providing energy”

IMG_4605.JPGPassion is contagious. A Californian taught a community of women near Lilongwe, Malawi to make and use solar cookers. Seeing the succesfully prepared meals sparked interest in solar cookingy for other women in the community. As a result, the project is expanding in 2014. Partnering with Feast It Forward of Napa Valley, and Solar Cookers International, plans are under way to introduce solar cooking in this district of Malawi to spare shrinking forests.

Photo: Claudia Sansone 2013


“A human right”

A glass of water is something many of us assume will be available and safe to drink whenever we are thirsty. Drought, poverty and biological pathogens are a threat to water safety in many regions. Solar cookers have a two-fold benefit: they not only cook food, they pasteurize water, making it safe to drink.

Solar Cookers International participates in the United Nations civil society in New York and Geneva, advocating for solar cooking as a free, zero emissions technology that can be an important part of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. SCI's United Nations Representatives and Executive Director will participate in the Commission on the Status of Women Conference in March, 2014, in New York, to provide education about solar cooking technology as an integral part of economic development and environmental stability.