Clean Cooking and Behavior Change in South Asia: Lessons Learned to Date
The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) and ICIMOD will host a workshop on February 4th, 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal to share and discuss results, lessons learned, and recommendations from clean cooking behavior change interventions in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The Alliance and its partners have tested several behavior change approaches and techniques across the three countries to stimulate uptake and continued use of clean cooking solutions. The workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on which approaches were most effective, and how future behavior change interventions in the clean cooking sector can be optimized based on these learnings.
Key topics to be explored:
- What are the key behavioral drivers and barriers across all the interventions?
- To what extent did the interventions successfully tap into these?
- Which intervention approaches were most effective? Why?
- What barriers remain that cannot be addressed by communication-based interventions?
- How can we better coordinate with clean cooking businesses, policymakers, and other relevant partners?
- What should future interventions look like?
The workshop will be held at ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu on Monday, February 4th, 2019. Participants are also invited to attend a marketplace event and demonstration in the Kavre district of Nepal on February 3rd. Transportation to and from Kavre for the site visit will be provided.
The agenda includes:
- Welcome remarks from Alliance CEO, as well as presentatives from ICIMOD, the Nepal Government, and the Royal Embassy of Norway
- Overviews, results, and lessons learned from clean cooking behavior change interventions conducted in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, followed by Q&A and discussion
- Impact evaluation results from Alliance-funded interventions in Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria, followed by Q&A and discussion
- Breakout sessions on key discussion topics
- Group discussion on recommendations for future clean cooking behavior change interventions