Cookstoves Future Summit to Mark Alliance Transition to Phase II
The Alliance will launch an inaugural Cookstoves Future Summit on November 20 & 21, 2014 in New York City. This high-level invitation-only event is designed to elevate global awareness of the issue of household air pollution and the benefits of clean cookstoves and fuels, mobilize commitments from donors, UN agencies, investors, the private sector, civil society, and other implementers for bold action to address the use of solid fuels for cooking, and mark the transition from Phase I to Phase II of the Alliance’s strategic roadmap.
The first day of the Summit will consist of a full day “conversation with the sector” followed by a half-day closed-door ministerial and CEO-level pledging session to secure financial and in-kind commitments to meet the needs of the clean cooking sector.
Anticipated outcomes from the two-day Summit include commitments from donor and implementing nations for concrete financial and policy/programmatic actions, as well as specific and significant pledges from leading corporations, foundations, investors, civil society and implementing countries to mobilize the clean cooking sector and advance cost-effective market-based policies and programs that reduce the use of open fires and traditional cookstoves and lead to measureable improvements in health, environmental, gender, and livelihoods.
The Alliance plans to track and publicize all financial, in-kind, and programmatic commitments made on behalf of the clean cooking sector by Summit participants. This will allow the Alliance to recognize donors for their pledges to the sector and commitment to address household air pollution, as well as assess gaps in needed funding for Phase II of the roadmap. In addition, the Alliance will quantify the anticipated health, gender, environmental, and economic benefits arising from the various pledges made at the Summit. The Summit will also include an exhibit of innovative cookstove technologies and fuels to allow attendees to view various models and better understand the potential health and environmental impacts of the sector.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Alliance Leadership Council Honorary Chair Hillary Rodham Clinton will chair the event with British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Lynne Featherstone, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, Ghanaian Foreign Minister Hannah Tetteh, and American USAID Administrator Raj Shah serving as co-hosts.
For more information on the Cookstoves Future Summit or to discuss commitment opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.cookstovesfuturesummit.org.