6th SCI World Conference 2017

At the Muni Seva Ashram

In Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

16-22 January, 2017

Join the most influential people in solar cooking around the world at the 6th SCI World Conference. More than 500 scientists, thought leaders, executives, innovators, key policymakers, educators, experts and enthusiasts from more than 25 countries will come together to do transformative work.

Forge new partnerships, maximize collaboration, offer best practices, and gather some of the best minds in the sector.

Interested presenters may submit an abstract for consideration.  


Submissions for abstracts are especially encouraged on these themes:

  • -Solar cooking
  • -Sustainable projects
  • -Financing
  • -Advocacy
  • -Energy policy (change)
  • -Marketing
  • -Scaling up
  • -Movement building
  • -Media and communications
  • -Behavior change communications
  • -Coalition building
  • -Entrepreneurship
  • -Cross-sector involvement
  • -Industry solar thermal applications
  • -Solar food processing
  • -Adoption and impact data, analysis, reporting


  • -Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words
  • -Written in English
  • -Font type Times New Roman, size 12 font, single spacing, justified left
  • -Written in the 3rd person
  • -Each abstract will include the purpose, results, and conclusions. 
  • -The title, author(s) (full name), affiliations, website, and contact information should be written and centered above the abstract in Times New Roman, size 12 font, double line spacing
  • -Please submit abstracts to
  • -Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  
  • -If the abstract is accepted, authors will be invited to submit a full paper or proposal for an oral presentation. 
  • -Full papers will have a maximum length of 10 pages.

Convention Co-Chairs: 

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

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Ajay Chandak, PRINCE India
  • Dr. Mrs. Janak Palta McGilligan, Jimmy McGilligan Center for Sustainable Development, India 
  • Mr. Ghanshyam Lukhi, Tapi Food Products, Inc., India
  • Mr. Deepak Gadhia, Muni Seva Ashram, India
  • Ms. Julie Greene, Solar Cookers International, USA

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