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Diana Addo

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana

Diana Afriyie Addo is Head of the Business Regulatory Reforms Unit at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana. She has experience of policy planning, monitoring and evaluation and gender through work with both public sector organizations and development agencies. She has established and coordinates the activities of the Technical Working Group to review and recommend reforms across institutions to improve the business regulatory environment. She holds a Masters in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Diana Addo
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Diana Addo
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 Diana Addo
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Diana Addo
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Diana Addo
Sessions by Diana Addo
Sessions by Diana Addo
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 Diana Addo
Sessions by Diana Addo
Sessions by Diana Addo