Past Events

2020 SCI Board Meetings

22 February 2020

16 May 2020

29 August 2020

12 December 2020

Sacramento, California USA


22 - 24 January, 2020

Faro, Portugal

Conference Information

COP25 | United Nations Climate Change Conference 

(Conference of the Parties, UNFCCC)

2 - 13 December, 2019
Madrid, Spain

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SCI Exhibit Booth #31 

  • 2-3 Dec 

SCI Press Conferences  (all 11-11:30 am in Press Conference Room Mocha)

  • Mon 2 Dec 
  • Wed 4 Dec
  • Fri 6 Dec
  • Mon 9 Dec
  • Wed 11 Dec 

SCI Side Event

  • Wed 4 Dec 13:00-15:00 Qatar Pavilion "Solar Cooking Technology to Meet Climate Challenges"
  • SCI Organizational Level Associate, the International Solar Energy Society, side event Tues 10 Dec 13:15-14:45 "Stronger together: Showcasing Success of Renewable Energy Technologies Working Together"

SCI Open Meeting

  •  Thursday 12th Dec 15:00-16:00

SCI Press Release

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Clean Cooking Forum

5 - 7 November, 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

Conference Information

ISES Solar World Congress 2019

4 -7 November, 2019

Santiago, Chile

Conference Program

2019 SCI Board Meetings

2 February 2019

11 May 2019

7 September 2019

16 November 2019

Sacramento, California USA

COP24 | United Nations Climate Change Conference 

(Conference of the Parties, UNFCCC)

3 - 14 December, 2018
Katowice, Poland

COP24 Schedule

Press Release

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

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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