Countdown to Ghana: Clean Cooking Forum 2015
Excitement is building for the Clean Cooking Forum 2015, now less than two weeks away. This year’s event will be the first held in West Africa and is the largest international biennial gathering of professionals working to advance the clean cooking sector.
The Forum theme, Accelerating Markets. Scaling Solutions., marks the Alliance’s 5th Anniversary and will convene global stakeholders to share best practices and business models, forge new partnerships, and strengthen the sector toward a 100 million household clean cooking adoption goal by 2020.
Ghana is a fitting location for this gathering. The Ghanaian national commitment to clean cooking is strong and the government, private sector, and civil society partners are working collaboratively to spur a thriving local market for clean cookstoves and fuels. We are fortunate to have Ghana’s Minister of Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy, Kwabena Donkor, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh, as co-hosts of this year’s event, as well as the support of the Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GHACCO), who will help showcase their sector’s technical innovation, market growth and future potential.
The substantive agenda and speaker list – a global Who’s Who in clean cooking – is being updated on a daily basis. To see the latest additions, click Agenda, or Speakers. Start planning your time at the Forum now!
Taking advantage of the many people traveling to Accra for this gathering, several related events are being held in advance of the Forum. There will be an ISO National Mirror Committee Training that will take place on November 2. And StovePlus will host its second annual StovePlus Academy next week as well. This year the Academy will focus on helping participants develop practical plans for expanding their distribution and increasing their brand appeal to consumers.
Finally, if you tweet, be sure to use the hashtag #Cookstoves2015 for your tweets and social media posts about the Forum.
The Alliance is looking forward to meeting with our many partners, and working together to move the sector forward to our 2020 goal with even greater success than we have had thus far. We’ll see you in Accra!