Founded in 2001, the Household Energy and Health division of the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD, pronounced as seed)now known as Impact Carbon, works to improve the health and well-being of women and children in developing countries by catalyzing transitions to cleaner-burning fuels and superior stoves.
Impact Carbon’s overarching mission is to foster business solutions to international public health problems. The Household Energy and Health Division of Impact Carbon is currently active in two program areas: Monitoring and Evaluation and Market Development.
Impact Carbon seeks to catalyze the development of markets that will produce and deliver cleaner household energy solutions to undeserved populations, especially those in rural or peri-urban areas. The intervention model starts with the best available technology, adds a dose of business analysis and marketing, and equips promising local entrepreneurs with the skills to profit from this market opportunity.
Impact Carbon brings a global perspective, seeking to document and share best practices, foster south-south linkages, and find innovative ways to scale promising technologies and business models.
Impact Carbon has assisted UGASTOVE in identifying and developing markets, training local entrepreneurs, managing manufacturing and distribution problems, securing financing for both producers and consumers, and in adapting and commercializing the improved cook stoves.
Venture Strategies an affiliate to Impact Carbon, is also working with UGASTOVE towards reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from household energy. More about Venture Strategies visit venturestrategies.org
Visit the Impact Carbon site for more information.