Upcoming and past high-impact solar cooking events 

organized or supported by SCI

COP24 | United Nations Climate Change Conference 

(Conference of the Parties, UNFCCC)

3 - 14 December 2018
Katowice, Poland

COP24 Schedule

Press Release

If you are planning on being at COP 24, and would like to join SCI's COP advocacy team or meet us there, contact

2019 SCI Board Meetings

2 February 2019

11 May 2019

7 September 2019

7 December 2019

Sacramento, California USA



10-13 September, 2018
Rapperswil, Switzerland

High Level Political Forum 2018

9 - 18 July 2018
United Nations, New York, USA

2018 International Tech4Dev Conference

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: Voices of the Global South

SwissTech Convention Centre | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

27-29 June 2018

COP23 (Conference of the Parties, UNFCC)

Bonn, Germany

6 - 17 November 2017

High Level Political Forum 2017

United Nations, New York, USA

10-19 July 2017

6th SCI World Conference 2017

Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

16-22 January, 2017

  • 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 pledged to "improve health, feed families, and protect our environment."

Click here to see conference papers, posters, and presentations.  #SCIWC2017

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

6th SCI World Conference 2017 Schedule

Conference Co-Chairs: Mr. Deepak Gadhia, Muni Seva Ashram, India; Ms. Julie Greene, Solar Cookers International (SCI), 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, SCI; Ms. Caitlyn Hughes, SCI

SCI Regional Conference (North America) 2015

Sacramento, California, USA

19, July 2015

5th SCI World Conference 2014

Sacramento, California, USA

17 - 19, July 2014

Event sponsors: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Agua Fund, Inc. and Dr. Arline Lederman

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