Monthly Archives: October 2014

Wanted: aspiring business owner

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Quentin BAYART is lately seen running around with Carlo Figá Talamanca, a consultant engaged by GERES to help craft a most feasible and investment-attractive business plan for a new improved cookstove (ICS) technology and product developed by GERES a little over a year ago, tentatively called the Khmer Rocket Stove (KhRoS). Quentin – as everybody else who has business sense and who has seen the current business plan – is convinced of the viability of the enterprise and the massive potential of the market. The real challenge, Quentin says, is finding the right and willing person or organization to take over the social business. Continue reading

GERES attends Convergences 2014 in Paris

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It had only been a childhood dream until he actually stood in front of it one afternoon in September. And it didn’t matter that all the souvenir that he’s got is an ill-framed photo of him standing in front of the base of a steel tower. What is important is that CHEN Cheth, GERES’ ICS (Improved Cookstove) Project Manager in Cambodia, had seen the Eiffel Tower because he actually had just been in Paris! Continue reading