The 2015 India Clean Cookstoves Forum Begins October 5th
The opening of this India Clean Cookstoves Forum (ICCF) is rapidly approaching. Organized by GIZ in partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Shell Foundation, Tata Trusts, the World Bank, and the Clean Energy Access Network, the gathering on October 5th and 6th in New Delhi, will bring together clean cooking practitioners, project developers, investors, banks, researchers, social enterprises, government and donor agencies, foundations and NGOs to collectively develop a roadmap for universal access to clean cooking energy in India by 2030.
With opening remarks given by the Alliance’s CEO, Radha Muthiah, this year’s forum will take a specific look at major barriers hindering the development of a functioning market for clean cooking technologies. Innovative and dynamic solutions will be identified and next steps and commitments will address improving access to finance, creating demand for clean cooking technologies, improving the supply of clean and appropriate technologies, and creating a favorable framework of government policies and programs.
This year’s event is the 3rd clean cooking forum initiated jointly by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, operating on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 2013.
The ICCF 2015 will consist of the following events:
- Policy round-table: 5th October 2015 (morning) — participation by invitation only
- Practitioner Workshop: 5th October 2015 (second half) — open to practitioners only
- Clean Cooking Energy Conference: 6th October 2015 — Main event – open to all
The Alliance will have a prominent role in this year’s forum by giving expert remarks on innovative solutions to the challenges in the cooking energy market, and providing tools for analysis specifically through the dissemination of results from a customer segmentation study done in the state of Kerala.