Youth for Clean Cooking
Youth Engagement in Clean Cooking
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) recognizes the vital role of youth in achieving universal access to clean cooking, contributing to the cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future that young people need to thrive. CCA is developing a youth engagement strategy, with the goal to achieve sustainable and equitable youth engagement contributing to the strengthening of the clean cooking sector.
Clean Cooking is a Youth Issue
Ninety percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in developing countries where 2.4 billion people still rely on polluting fuels and stoves to cook their food. The negative impact of traditional cooking on young people is substantial, both in terms of the size of the youth population affected and the cross-cutting nature of the adverse impacts on youth, including health, climate, local environment, education and employment.
Youth Consultation Process
CCA is initiating a youth consultation process, including a Youth in Clean Cooking Needs and Capacity Assessment Survey and an interactive webinar. The results of these will inform CCA’s Youth Engagement Strategy and identify specific activities that CCA can undertake to mainstream youth engagement in its work and partnerships. A survey targeting young people will gather insights into how youth understand the clean cooking issues and what support they need to scale their efforts to address clean cooking challenges. Another survey targeting youth organizations aims to assess the extent to which youth organizations are embedding the clean cooking issues within their work and what support they need. The webinar will provide an interactive opportunity to discuss the findings from pre-webinar surveys and identify what CCA and its partners can do to support young people and youth organizations.