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6th SCI World Conference 2017

At the Muni Seva Ashram

In Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

16-22 January, 2017

16-18 January 2017 - Formal conference

19-20 Jan 2017 - Optional Social Entrepreneurship Workshop (click here to learn more)

19-22 Jan 2017 - Optional site visits: Solar Technology Tour (click here to learn more)

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

Conference topics include refugee/IDP camp solar cooker projects; the solar cooker Performance Evaluation Process; solar food processing; entrepreneurship; advocacy; financing; coalition building; media and communications; scale; micro-finance; industry solar thermal applications; adoption and impact data, analysis, reporting; sustainable field projects; marketing; cross-sector involvement; and energy policy (change).  

Forge new partnerships, maximize collaboration, offer best practices, and gather with some of the best minds in the sector at the 6th SCI World Conference.   

Accommodation information click here.

Travel information click here.


Oral presenters and topics list click here.

Poster presenters and topics list click here.

Visa information click here.

Map of the Ashram


Conference Co-Chairs: 

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

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