SCI Shares Voices at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum

5:28 PM on Mar 8, 2023


Solar Cookers International hosted a virtual event at this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum. 

Watch first-hand accounts of solar cooking initiatives empowering women. Speakers include:

•   SCI Executive Director Caitlyn Hughes

•   SCI Program and Science Director Alan Bigelow, Ph.D.

•   SCI Strategic Partnerships Manager Keith Wingeard 

•   Priscilla Song, Commonwealth Focal Point, Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (Cameroon)

•   Latifa Seroukh, Co-founder and Vice President, SunPower Co-op (Morocco)

•   Anne Barre, Gender and Climate Policy Coordinator, WECF, member of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC)

Empowering Women through Solar Cooking: Approximately 2.4 billion people cook over open fires around the globe and women and girls carry the greatest burdens of this cooking method. Gathering fuel and cooking over open fires increases risks of rape, premature deaths, burns, and disability. Solar cooking frees women from those burdens with an affordable, healthy, sustainable, off-grid solution. Solar cookers have no emissions and use free solar energy for cooking and water pasteurization. Solar Cookers International advocates for the adoption of solar cooking to empower women and their families to live healthier and more sustainable lives while alleviating climate change.

Please enjoy watching this informative and inspiring discussion and share it with anyone who you think may be interested. Use the CC button in the lower right-hand bar if you would like to access closed captioning.

Thank you for your support to spread the benefits of solar cooking.