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New Member

Created Aug 15 2018, 11:07 AM by Caroline Ochieng

Dear All,

I take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Manager for this Community, taking over the role from Sarah Elizabeth Hillware who has moved on to a new role within the World Bank.  

I recently joined ESMAP as an Energy Specialist on a 2-year special assignment under the World Bank’s Global Secondment Program. My current employment is with the National University of Galway as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, funded by the Irish Research Council and EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant.

I have been working on household energy and clean cookstoves over the past 14 years; researching the exposures, health effects and the interventions. Amongst the things that have struck me over this period is the wealth of knowledge that exists within various entities but is rarely shared, and does not reach the relevant audiences. I hope that we can utilize this Community of Practice to bridge this existing gap, and to collaborate and network.  

Please feel free to either post yourself or send to me for posting notices of articles, events, blogs, videos, photos and other material that would be of interest to the group. Your thoughts and opinion also matter to us and you can use the Q&A section to post these, or comment on the existing posts using the Post Reply button.

I look forward to engaging with you on this platform over the coming months.


Best regards,



  • Welcome Caroline, we look forward to woring with you. - Bruce Summers - Communty Manager, Collab4Dev Community Managers Roundtable.
  • Welcome Caroline.
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    Hello all.   I'm glad to be the first member of 2019 in this group?    I develop micro renewable energy systems for USB charging from sun, wind, water and now heat from cooking.   The Firebee thermo electric generator (TEG) makes 5W of USB charging power from cookstove heat.  It works very well in chimneys and we are developing a new version to act like a barbecue grill over a rocket stove or even an open 3-rock fire.   We are in discussion with Facebook Connectivity Group who shares our goal of everyone having enough power to connect phones and internet.  Happy to share more.
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  • Welcome Caroline,

    Encouraging talk about knowledge sharing importance. I totally agree.