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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Michael Kelly

Chief Advocacy Officer & Deputy Managing Director, WLPGA

Michael Kelly joined the World LPG Association in October 2006 as the Director of Market Development. With extensive international experience in environmental policy, public affairs and communications, US born Michael has focused on the interface between business, governments and civil society. He was previously policy manager for the Environment & Energy policy portfolio at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris where he coordinated business delegations to UN negotiations on environment, energy, climate change and sustainable development. He was made Deputy Managing Director of WLPGA in 2010 and Chief Advocacy Officer in 2020.

Michael is a dual French and American citizen and holds an International Affairs Master’s graduate from the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington DC. He is fluent in four languages and has lived and worked professionally in the US, Japan, Italy, the UK and France.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Michael Kelly
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Michael Kelly
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 Michael Kelly
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Michael Kelly
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Michael Kelly
Sessions by Michael Kelly
Sessions by Michael Kelly
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 Michael Kelly
Sessions by Michael Kelly
Sessions by Michael Kelly