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The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air is bringing together governments, industry and non-governmental organizations to increase the use of affordable, reliable, clean, efficient, and safe home cooking and heating practices. More than 147 Partner organizations are contributing their resources and expertise to improve health, livelihood and quality of life by reducing exposure to air pollution, primarily among women and children, from household energy use. The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air is focusing on four priority areas: addressing social/cultural barriers to adopting improved technology; supporting the development of local business models and markets for improved cooking and heating techniques; improving the design and performance of improved fuels and technology; and demonstrating reduced exposure to indoor air contaminants.

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Government of United States of America - U.S. Enivronmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Government of Canada - Canadian International Development Agency
Government of China - Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety
Government of China - Ministry of Agriculture
Government of Denmark - National Environmental Research Institute
Government of France - Ministry of Cooperation
Government of Germany - Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Government of Ghana - Environmental Protection Agency
Government of India - State of Kerala, Energy Management Centre
Government of Italy - Ministry of Environment and Territory
Government of Mexico
Government of Morocco - Center for Renewable Energy Development
Government of Mozambique - Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Action
Government of Nigeria - Ministry of Power and Energy, Delta State
Government of South Africa - Department of Minerals and Energy
Government of Sri Lanka - Air Resource Management Center
Government of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Department for International Development
Government of United States of America - U.S. Agency for International Development

Major Groups:
Stewart Craine (Australia)
Practical Action Banglades (Bangladesh)
Practical Action Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Village Education Resource Center (Bangladesh)
ECOFOGAO Industria de Fogoes, Ltda. (Brazil)
Regional Programme to Promote Household and Alternative Energies in the Sahel (PREDAS) (Burkina Faso)
Cambodia Fuelwood Saving Project (Cambodia)
Centre for Appropriate Technology (Cameroon)
Resource Efficient Agricultural Production (Canada)
All-China Youth Federation (China)
China Association of Rural Energy Industry (China)
The Nature Conservancy China Program (China)
Energy and Development Action (Congo)
Korean Society for Indoor Environment (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Project Gaia (Ethiopia)
Planete Bois (France)
Solar Household Energy, Inc. (France)
World LP Gas Association (France)
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) (Germany)
Solare Brucke e.V. (Germany)
Asociacion Hondurena para el Desarollo (Honduras)
Prolena (Honduras)
Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (India)
Centre for Renewable energy and Appropriate Technologies (India)
Development Alternatives (India)
Energy Research Centre (India)
Indian Institute of Technology (India)
Indian Women Scientists' Association (India)
Integrated Research and Action for Development (India)
Interface Foundation (India)
International Energy Initiative (India)
Shri Jagdamba Samiti (India)
Tezpur University (India)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (India)
Women for Sustainable Development (India)
University of Nairobi (Kenya)
Center for Sustainable Energy Technology (Liberia)
Nedwa (Mauritania)
Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnologia Rural Apropiada A.C. (Mexico)
Energy Systems (Nepal)
EnvironmentNEPAL (Nepal)
Rural Energy Development Program (Nepal)
Rural Mutual Development (Nepal)
Sustainable Technology Adaptive Research and Implementation Center (Nepal)
Winrock International Nepal (Nepal)
International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) (Netherlands)
Centre for Household Energy and Environment (Nigeria)
Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (Pakistan)
Strengthening Rights and Equality by Empowering Teams (STREET) (Pakistan)
APROTECH ASIA (Philippines)
Asia Regional Cookstove Program (Philippines)
Barendra Advancement Integrated Committee (Philippines)
Foundation for Communication Initiatives (Philippines)
West Negros College -- Improved Cook Stove Center (Philippines)
LPG Association of Southern Africa (South Africa)
Sustainable Energy Africa (South Africa)
New Dawn Engineering (Swaziland)
Environment Protection for Rural Development Organization (Uganda)
Integrated Rural Development Initiatives (Uganda)
Urban Community Development Association (Uganda)
Carbon Clear (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Climate Care (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Eco, Ltd. (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Practical Action (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Shell Foundation (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Sunseed Tanzania Trust (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
University of Liverpool (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organization (United Republic of Tanzania)
Aidafrica (United States of America)
Aprovecho Research Center (United States of America)
Barendra Advancement Integrated Committee (United States of America)
Baylor University (United States of America)
Cascade Medical and Stove Teams (United States of America)
Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (United States of America)
Colorado State University - Engines and Energy Conversion laboratory (United States of America)
Columbia University - Department of Mechanical Engineering (United States of America)
East-West Center (United States of America)
Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (United States of America)
HELPS International (United States of America)
Health Effects Institute (United States of America)
Iowa State University (United States of America)
Resources for the Future (United States of America)
Solar Cookers International (United States of America)
Stokes Consulting Group for Dometic AB (United States of America)
SunSmile (United States of America)
Sustainable Harvest International (United States of America)
T. R. Miles -- Technical Consultant (United States of America)
Trees, Water and People (United States of America)
USCAM Corporation (United States of America)
University of California at Berkeley (United States of America)
University of Dayton - ETHOS Program (United States of America)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States of America)
Winrock International (United States of America)
Joyline T.M. Tawha (Zimbabwe)

UN System:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
World Health Organization (WHO) (Switzerland)
United Nations (UN) / Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) (United States of America)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Regional Programme to Promote Household and Alternative Energies in the Sahel (PREDAS) (Burkina Faso)
Pan American Health Organization (United States of America)
Central American Comm for Environ and Development ()

World Bank (United States of America)

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This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2010-12-01
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