Thanks for joining the Clean Cooking Forum 2022!
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) and the Government of Ghana welcomed more than 700 in-person attendees from over 60 countries to the global Clean Cooking Forum in Ghana from October 11-13.
The landmark event, also watched by 2,500+ virtual attendees, showcased the need – as well as the path forward – for mobilizing the necessary investment, innovations, partnerships, and policies to achieve clean cooking for all and accelerate progress toward global climate and development goals.
“It will be impossible to meet global climate goals, achieve a just clean energy transition, protect our environment, achieve gender equality and provide a future for the next generation, without changing the way people cook,” said Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of The Republic of Ghana. “The Clean Cooking Forum is an opportunity to showcase Ghana’s leadership on the matter of clean cooking and inspire stakeholders around the world, to take more action towards a just and inclusive clean energy transition.”
- High-level plenaries and 24 highly curated breakout sessions (watch here);
- An Innovation Expo, showcasing 40 organizations highlighting the latest developments in clean cooking technologies and business models, including many from Ghana;
- More than 150 business-to-business networking meetings;
- A powerful musical performance from two-time Grammy-nominated artist Rocky Dawuni, a native of Ghana and longtime CCA Champion; and
- Discussions on financing and investment, technology and business innovation, climate funding and results-based financing, national policymaking for market growth, youth, and women’s empowerment.
“Clean cooking is a significant opportunity for the advanced economies to show their willingness to support the developing world in the direction of a clean and secure energy transition,” said Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. “Today’s energy crisis can and should be a turning point in the global effort to meet this basic energy need for each and every person.”
The week of the Forum also included:
- A post-Forum “Ghana Day” that focused on the state of the country’s clean cooking sector; and
- New investments, reports, and partnerships across the clean cooking ecosystem, including:
- World Health Organization and 20+ International Leaders Call for Action on Clean Cooking, Health (link)
- UN Capital Development Fund and CCA Partner to Promote Innovation & Investment (link)
- CCA Launches The Clean Cooking Systems Strategy: Accelerating Universal Access to Clean Cooking (link)
- New Report: 8 of 10 Customers Say Clean Cooking Technologies Have Improved Their Quality of Life (link)
- NextBillion: To Stop Climate Catastrophe, Invest in Clean Cooking (link)
- CCA Announces 2022 Clean Cooking Women Leaders of the Year (link)
- MECS Launches Ghana eCookbook at Clean Cooking Forum (link)
- New MECS/CCA Report: Clean Cooking RBFs: Key Design Principles (link)
- Netherlands, Denmark, and European Commission Join Forces on Clean Cooking (link)
- Training Supports Aspiring Clean Cooking Entrepreneurs as They Grow and Scale Up (link)
- World Bank/ESMAP Launch Interactive Online Course: The Hidden Side of Energy Access 2.0 (link)
“In the commitments and announcements made this week at the Clean Cooking Forum, it’s clear you agree that the time is now,” said Dymphna van der Lans, CEO of the Clean Cooking Alliance. “Let’s continue this energy, continue this push toward collaborative, systemic approaches that mobilize commitment and finance, and accelerate progress at the pace and scale the challenge requires.”