Welcome to the legacy website of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA). Between 2002-2012, 590 Partner organizations joined together through the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air to contribute their resources and expertise to reduce smoke exposure from cooking and heating practices in households around the world. This collaborative effort was focused on four essential elements of effective and sustainable household energy and health programs:

  • Meeting the needs of local communities for clean, efficient, affordable and safe cooking and heating options;
  • Improving cooking technologies, fuels and practices for reducing indoor air pollution;
  • Developing commercial markets for clean and efficient technologies and fuels; and
  • Monitoring and evaluating the health, social, economic and environmental impact of household energy interventions.

As part of PCIA's integration with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the resources that were produced over the past 10 years of the Partnership are still accessible on this website. However, the content will no longer be updated as of June 1, 2012. Groups who wish to join this international partnership are encouraged to become a member of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. If you were not a PCIA Partner, but would like to join the mailing list to receive communications about future Winrock International / U.S. EPA capacity building and technical assistance activities, please email moderator@cookstovesandindoorair.org.

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Browse the full catalog of PCIA Publications on the Resources and Research pages, which include:

Design Principles of Wood Burning Cookstoves in English, Spanish and French!

Stove Testing

Learn more about how to test your stove's performance on the PCIA Stove Testing Page, including:

Performance Testing Protocols

The Lima Consensus