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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Colm Fay

Senior Director, Market Strengthening

Colm Fay is the Senior Director of Market Strengthening at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). He has expertise in enterprise scaling and partnership ecosystem development and has more than eight years of experience in international development including projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Before joining CCA, he was the Energy Sector lead at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI). There, he managed projects to identify enterprises developing innovative approaches to power generation and use and connect them with expertise, knowledge, and tools to develop commercially viable business models. Prior to WDI, he managed the launch and implementation of an innovation fund for enterprises serving low-income populations in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the United States Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom Department for International Development. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science degree in natural resources, both from the University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Mod.) in Information and Communications Technology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Colm Fay
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Colm Fay
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Breakout Room C

Trading Places: What’s Stopping the Flow of Clean Cooking Products in Africa?

Trade barriers and unpredictable policies for taxation and duties are major challenges in the clean cooking sector. Higher taxes and duties on finished products, components and raw materials lead to higher prices of products sold in the formal sector. Clean cooking markets may also be negatively impacted by barriers and constraints impacting fuel supply chains. This drives the lowest-income customers towards informally produced and dirtier charcoal and artisanal stoves.

This session will highlight the impacts of tariffs and trade barriers in the clean cooking industry, insights on how awareness of clean cooking can be enhanced within the trade community, and governments’ approaches to addressing trade barriers for clean cooking.

As part of the round table discussion, clean cooking enterprises and local clean cooking associations and alliances will share insights on the challenges presented by tariffs and other trade barriers, and how reducing these barriers can support the development of sustainable markets for clean cooking.

Participants will identify concrete next steps to resolve challenges and discuss what it will take for these ambitions to become reality.

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Speakers
Colm Fay Senior Director, Market Strengthening
Diana Addo Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Michael Kelly Chief Advocacy Officer & Deputy Managing Director, WLPGA
Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi East Africa Director, Strategy and Business Development, Consumer’s Choice Limited
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Colm Fay
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Colm Fay
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Colm Fay
Sessions by Colm Fay
Sessions by Colm Fay
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Breakout Room C

Trading Places: What’s Stopping the Flow of Clean Cooking Products in Africa?

Trade barriers and unpredictable policies for taxation and duties are major challenges in the clean cooking sector. Higher taxes and duties on finished products, components and raw materials lead to higher prices of products sold in the formal sector. Clean cooking markets may also be negatively impacted by barriers and constraints impacting fuel supply chains. This drives the lowest-income customers towards informally produced and dirtier charcoal and artisanal stoves.

This session will highlight the impacts of tariffs and trade barriers in the clean cooking industry, insights on how awareness of clean cooking can be enhanced within the trade community, and governments’ approaches to addressing trade barriers for clean cooking.

As part of the round table discussion, clean cooking enterprises and local clean cooking associations and alliances will share insights on the challenges presented by tariffs and other trade barriers, and how reducing these barriers can support the development of sustainable markets for clean cooking.

Participants will identify concrete next steps to resolve challenges and discuss what it will take for these ambitions to become reality.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Colm Fay Senior Director, Market Strengthening
Diana Addo Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Michael Kelly Chief Advocacy Officer & Deputy Managing Director, WLPGA
Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi East Africa Director, Strategy and Business Development, Consumer’s Choice Limited
Sessions by Colm Fay
Sessions by Colm Fay
Sessions by Colm Fay