Kenyan, Global Clean Cooking Sectors Cite New Progress in Effort to Save & Improve Lives through Clean Cooking Solutions
Nairobi, Kenya (4 February, 2014) – The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced a number of new grants, loans, research, and other initiatives today to continue progress toward their goal of 100 million households adopting clean cookstoves and fuels by 2020 worldwide – 7 million of which will be in Kenya.
The attached report summarizes the Alliances’ efforts and accomplishments in Kenya over the past year, and makes new announcements on the occasion of the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Conference being held at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel from 4-7 February, which the Alliance is cohosting with the Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya. These include more than $3 million in grants and loans that will help businesses scale efforts and reach consumers, and significant progress in the processes to advance new WHO indoor air quality guidelines and create the first-ever international cookstove standards.
“Kenya is a catalytic force in the global clean cooking sector’s attempt to ensure that cooking does not kill,” said Radha Muthiah, the executive director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. “From supporting new cookstove standards to participating in groundbreaking research to hosting entrepreneurs who are meeting market needs and improving livelihoods, the public and private sectors in Kenya are critical to the achievement of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ mission and goal. Today’s series of announcements mark an important turning point in Kenyan, East African and global efforts to save and improve lives and the planet through the creation of a market for clean cooking solutions.”
Since launching in 2010, the Alliance has driven approximately $20 million into Kenya to support and advance research, testing and investments. In 2014, the Alliance will complete and release a number of studies with health, adoption and environmental impacts for Kenya, with an eye toward developing pilot marketing campaigns to connect and communicate directly with consumers and spur adoption of clean cooking solutions.
For more information about the summery report and Fund Awardees, go to this link: http://www.cleancookstoves.org/resources_files/summary-report-kenya-global.pdf
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About the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves:
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance is working with its public, private and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in developing countries. www.cleancookstoves.org.