Our mission: To eliminate Household Air Pollution from cooking and heating fuel usage.

Dazin provides both sustainable fuel & cookstoves for households to save lives, reduce carbon emissions, and help people out of poverty in Bhutan.

Dazin is a cooperative enterprise operating under Happy Green Cooperative in Bhutan.

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Cooking Kills!

About 3 billion people in developing countries still use traditional fuels in open fires for cooking and heating such as firewood, charcoal and animal dung - the way it has been practiced since we discovered fire. Deadly smoke from open cooking fire kills 8 people every minute (4.3 million per year) globally, which is more than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis deaths combined. (Source: WHO)

Open cooking fires causes deforestation, soil erosion and emits 65% of the total black carbon in Indian sub-continent, which is a major cause of climate change. Dazin's focus area, Bhutan has one of the highest firewood consumption per person globally.







Our Approach




Dazin provides free Fuel Cookies and Smokeless Stoves combined solution to rural households in exchange of forestry wood waste. This collected wood waste is densified into fuel cookies in local factory.

The efficiency of our combined solution allows us to produce fuel cookies in excess compared to the wood waste collected. These surplus fuel cookies are sold in cities to offset the free services provided in rural areas.

Dazin follows an inclusive circular economy model to provide clean, reliable and renewable fuel in Bhutan while reducing greenhouse gases and generating jobs.


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The Team

Curious Deepak Founder & Executive Director

deepak.ashwani@dazin.org

7+ years of diverse experience in Asia, Europe and Africa including work on similar projects before starting Dazin. He is from Punjab, India.

Farmer Sangay Founding Partner

sangay.rinchen@dazin.org

Organically Bhutanese with 10+ years of multi-disciplinary experience. He has worked with farmers, community forests and marketing agricultural products.

Persistent Peter
Founding Partner

peter.martin@dazin.org

8+ years of experience. He is Chairman of Kogepunkt, support association for Dazin operating in Denmark & Founder of Creature, handling innovation, design and sustainability projects.

All-rounder Eric Reynolds
Advisor

eric.reynolds@inyenyeri.org

Founder of Inyenyeri, serial & social entrepreneur with 38+ years of international business experience.

Awards









  • D-Prize, USA 2015
  • Ben & Jerry Join Our Core Award & Ashoka Mentorship 2013
  • Innovation Against Poverty (Swedish Development Agency) Grant 2013
  • Launchpad Denmark (Ministry of Business/Væksthus, Denmark) 2013/14
  • Entrepreneurship in Denmark Award 2012
  • Did you know. . .

    Globally, open cooking fire smoke kills 8 people every single minute, mostly women and children cooking in poorly ventilated kitchens. (Source: WHO)




    Contact Dazin

    We are based in Bhutan and Denmark:

    Happy Green Cooperative, Bldg. No. 47, Gakyi Lam, Chamzamtog, Thimphu (PO Box Number 1771), Bhutan.

    Phone No: +975 02338684

    Kogepunkt, Enghavevej 80 C, 4. Sal, 2450 K∅benhavn SV, Denmark.

    Phone No: +45 2245 2111

    Dazin is looking for new sources of seed funding to increase its impact.

    Are you a student or newly graduated and want to make an impact? Join our Spark Team! We always have work matching your skills. Now, we are particularly looking for people for Grant Writing, Fundraising and Communication Management.

    Curious to know more and want to become Dazin Ambassador? Contact us at info@dazin.org