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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Anitha Umutoniwase

CEO, EcoGreen

Umutoniwase Anitha, is the Founder and CEO of EcoGreen Solutions Ltd. She is a young Rwandan entrepreneur who has great experience in production and selling clean cooking technology (LPG, clean cooking stoves and their fuels known as pellets). She is a project and HR manager by both education and experience, holding an MBA in Project Management. She worked on numerous Peace Building and Social justice projects for 8 years now.

Over the years, she developed great passion to fight for climate change and equal human rights. it was upon this passion that she decided to come up with a renewable energy company: ECOGREEN Solutions Ltd, with a goal to solve an existing problem which was to access clean, efficient, safe and affordable cooking technology to human settings as well as the Rwandan population with a market-based approach. Therefore, her persistence and hard work, made her to achieve her goal.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Breakout Room B

A New Chapter: Transforming Clean Cooking Response in Displacement Settings

The number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began. Yet, there is a widening gap between the 100 million displaced people around the world and the political will and institutional capability to meet their needs. Access to clean, safe, affordable energy is essential to meet basic needs and build resilience in displacement settings, many of which are increasingly protracted, yet only 10 per cent of refugees have access to Tier 1-2 electricity, (i.e., 4 hours per day) and 80% rely on wood and charcoal for cooking.

Improving energy access in displacement settings to build capacity and resilience requires meaningful integration of the needs of communities throughout the design, delivery and evaluation process within the socio-technical energy system.

The traditional response to energy provision in humanitarian crises has been in the form of distributing cookstoves and firewood for cooking. However, with many humanitarian crises turning into protracted situations, meeting cooking energy needs requires a more holistic and market-based approach.

This session will share learnings from recent projects and highlight successful clean cooking delivery models. It will discuss how innovative financing, such as blended finance, cash-based transfers and vouchers, and carbon credits, can support market-based approaches that are aligned with local markets and encourage private-sector provision of energy services for long-term sustainability.

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Speakers
Emmanuel Aziebor Regional Energy Advisor for Africa, Mercy Corps
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Karlijn Groen Project Advisor, SNV Kenya
Vahid Jahangiri Deputy Director, International Lifeline Fund
Anitha Umutoniwase CEO, EcoGreen
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Breakout Room B

A New Chapter: Transforming Clean Cooking Response in Displacement Settings

The number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began. Yet, there is a widening gap between the 100 million displaced people around the world and the political will and institutional capability to meet their needs. Access to clean, safe, affordable energy is essential to meet basic needs and build resilience in displacement settings, many of which are increasingly protracted, yet only 10 per cent of refugees have access to Tier 1-2 electricity, (i.e., 4 hours per day) and 80% rely on wood and charcoal for cooking.

Improving energy access in displacement settings to build capacity and resilience requires meaningful integration of the needs of communities throughout the design, delivery and evaluation process within the socio-technical energy system.

The traditional response to energy provision in humanitarian crises has been in the form of distributing cookstoves and firewood for cooking. However, with many humanitarian crises turning into protracted situations, meeting cooking energy needs requires a more holistic and market-based approach.

This session will share learnings from recent projects and highlight successful clean cooking delivery models. It will discuss how innovative financing, such as blended finance, cash-based transfers and vouchers, and carbon credits, can support market-based approaches that are aligned with local markets and encourage private-sector provision of energy services for long-term sustainability.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Emmanuel Aziebor Regional Energy Advisor for Africa, Mercy Corps
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Karlijn Groen Project Advisor, SNV Kenya
Vahid Jahangiri Deputy Director, International Lifeline Fund
Anitha Umutoniwase CEO, EcoGreen
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase
Sessions by Anitha Umutoniwase