In Conceptual Framework Integrated Solar Cooking and Water Pasteurisation, Dec. 2008, SCN formulated the following conclusion: Integrated and sustainable Solar Cooking is a powerful tool to prevent deforestation. At the same time a new economic activity is being developed for the poorest in the rural areas as well as in an urban environment in Africa ... And as a result this integrated programme contributes to the challenges of the UN Millennium Goals.
Solar Cooking netherlands meets 5 of the 8 UN Millennium Goals.
Man and Environment occupy centre stage, next to Sustainable project development.
Contribute to health and income improvement of the target group of very poor women in Ethiopia, Uganda, Eritrea and Puntland Somalia by introducing the sun and other sustainable wood-saving energy sources to cook the daily food, to dry and preserve food and to pasteurise water.
Contribute to finding possible solutions for environmental problems in Ethiopia / Uganda / Eritrea and Puntland / Somalia by drastically reducing the use of wood as fuel to cook the daily food. The emphasis is placed on countries with serious deforestation but without clear replanting programmes.
Sustainable project development
Contribute, in the form of funds and relevant knowledge, and following a request from the local NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), to the development of a long term programmme that will enable women to learn to cook, preserve food and pasteurise water with the sun as heat source and integrate this in every day social and cultural life.
Contribute to local economy adjustment through the production of sun cooking appliances, hay baskets and wood saving ovens. Through public information activities and introductory programmes a market can be developed.