Food supply often represents the largest component of aid to stressed populations in post-disaster, post-conflict and generally impoverished situations. It is therefore important that it is properly usable. One crucial aspect of this is through the provision of sustainable innovation and technology for food preparation through integrated cooking mechanisms, which can be comprised of necessary combinations of solar energy, combustion stoves and retained heat.
Towards ensuring the most effective provision of power resources and innovation in post-disaster, post-conflict and impoverished conditions, STAR-TIDES is working to provide a useful database of cooking technologies which are inexpensive, sustainable and can be supplied to emergency situations and development scenarios with minimal costs. These leverage the idea forwarded by UNHCR for refugee cooking situations and a number of other centers.
Here is the link to our Global Innovation Exchange website page on Integrated Cooking –