What is the Clean Cooking Forum?
The Clean Cooking Forum is the only global, high-level event dedicated to expanding access to clean fuels and stoves for cooking. It is the landmark convening of the clean cooking sector, hosted every two years by the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) and its partners, including the government of the host country. The previous Forum was held in Nairobi in 2019, in partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Energy. The Clean Cooking Forum 2022 – delayed by one year due to COVID-19 – is planned to take place in Accra, Ghana, from October 11-13. It will include investors, executives, government officials, advocates, and academics from around the world working to increase access to clean cooking.
Why hold the Forum 2022 in Ghana? Why now?
Not only is West Africa a hub for innovation and progress on clean cooking, but Ghana is a notable leader in the region in terms of policy, investments, advocacy, and on-going programs.
CCA previously held the Forum in Ghana in 2015. Much has happened since that time, but the greatest need for clean cooking continues to be in Africa, which is where CCA focuses most of its work.
With COP27 coming up in Egypt, it is crucial to maintain the focus on expanding access to clean cooking as part of African countries’ commitments on climate action. Ghana’s National Determined Contribution includes commitments on clean cooking.
Who is CCA working with in Ghana?
CCA has strong partners in Ghana, including H.E. Ambassador Alima Mahama, who sits on CCA’s Leadership Council; the Second Lady of Ghana H.E. Samira Bawumia; and Grammy-nominated musician Rocky Dawuni. CCA is liaising with eight different government agencies on the Forum, including the Office of the President, and is also consulting with the Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
Where is the Forum 2022 being held?
The Forum 2022 will take place at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. The Kempinski has the largest venue in Accra, except for the International Conference Center, which is scheduled for renovation in late 2022. CCA selected the Kempinski for its large capacity, to safely host 500 people in-person while still maintaining COVID-19 precautions. In addition, the Kempinski is centrally located, making it accessible to partners who choose to stay at other hotels.
Who should attend the Forum 2022?
The Clean Cooking Forum 2022 is a unique opportunity to accelerate the investment, innovation, partnerships, political commitments, and policies needed to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030. Any experienced and new partners committed to advancing a sustainable clean cooking industry at scale are encouraged to attend.
What is the registration process?
You may register to attend the Clean Cooking Forum 2022 in-person or virtually here.
In-Person Registration: Before September 1, 2022 (timing subject to change), participation in the Forum is contingent on a US $250 “early bird” registration fee. After September 1, the fee increases to US $300. The registration fee for the Forum includes access to all breakout and plenary sessions, networking breaks, coffee, lunches, the Innovation Expo, B2B matchmaking, and a live concert. Please note that this registration fee does not include transportation to Accra or hotel accommodations. If you require registration assistance, please contact email@example.com.
Virtual Registration: Virtual registration is free and includes access to all Forum 2022 sessions, including plenaries with high-level speakers and breakouts. Details on how to access the virtual programming to come.
I am experiencing technical issues with registration. Who should I contact?
What if I need to cancel my registration?
You must contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 1 to cancel your registration. For cancellations made by October 1, your registration fee will be refunded.
In the event that I am not able to attend the Forum anymore, can I transfer my registration to another individual within my organization?
Yes. You may amend your confirmation email with a different registrant name by emailing email@example.com.
Can I register for the Forum on-site?
No. All registrations must be processed online.
What is the visa process?
Please refer to the Destination page for information on applying for a visa.
What about COVID-19 precautions?
In addition to selecting a venue with sufficient capacity, CCA is liaising with the Government of Ghana to implement all recommended safety measures.
If I am a member of the press, can I obtain a press pass?
Yes. Media inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are registration discounts available?
The fee for In-Person Registration (Early Bird Pricing) is US $250. After September 1, 2022, the fee increases to US $300.
Is CCA offering scholarships for partners?
Please contact email@example.com to inquire about potential scholarships.
I would like to inquire about alternative forms of payment since I am not able to pay by credit card. Who can I contact to help facilitate this request?
Who should I contact for assistance on booking accommodation?
Participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra is offering a daily rate of $230 for a deluxe/superior room (single occupancy). To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 12 with the details of your request, specifying your attendance at the 2022 Clean Cooking Forum and the special rate mentioned above.
Accra City Hotel is offering a daily rate of US $130 for a standard room (single occupancy), US $150 for a superior room (single occupancy) and US $160 for a twin room (double occupancy with two beds). This offer is valid through the duration of the Forum. To book, please email email@example.com with the details of your request, specifying the conference code UNGLITZAFRICA2022 and the special rate mentioned above.
Kempinski Gold Coast City Accra Hotel is offering a daily rate of US $295 for a superior room (single occupancy), US $320 for a deluxe room (single occupancy), and US $395 for an executive room (single occupancy). To book, click on this link and make a reservation by August 15.
Speakers may request assistance on booking accommodations by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to participate in the Innovation Expo. How can I indicate my interest?
If you would like to display products, services, and other approaches at the Innovation Expo, please email email@example.com. There are a limited number of available display areas. Please note that all shipping costs and necessary storage of cookstoves, fuels, and other materials will be the responsibility of the exhibitor. There is no cost to display products at the Expo but all participants must be registered to attend the Forum.
What is the dress code for the Forum?
CCA recommends that attendees observe a business casual dress code. Lunches will be served outdoors so please plan accordingly with cool attire.