RFA: Evaluating Sustained Adoption of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels
The Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance) are releasing this joint solicitation for research focused on the implementation and outcomes of efforts to promote adoption of clean cooking technologies and factors influencing sustained use over time.
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to invite proposals to study the motivators and barriers to sustained adoption of clean cooking technologies. It is expected that this implementation research will be nested within and designed around clean cooking distribution programs that are already in progress, especially market-based or humanitarian approaches to scaling up access to clean cooking. The research is intended to identify key determinants influencing the sustained correct, consistent, and exclusive use of clean cooking technologies (demonstrably clean cookstoves and/or fuels) in order to inform future implementation efforts aiming to reduce household air pollution and ultimately decrease the burden of disease in women and children. TRAction and the Alliance anticipate making up to 4 awards of approximately USD 200,000-300,000 each. Please see attached RFA for detail. The proposed research, up to 12 months in duration, including planning/preparation activities, fieldwork activities, and analysis, must be completed by June 2016.