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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi

East Africa Director, Strategy and Business Development, Consumer’s Choice Limited

Mohammed is the East Africa Director for Strategy and Business Development at Consumer’s Choice Limited. He has been involved in the clean energy industry in Kenya for over 12 years, and more recently began work in Tanzania as well, personally overseeing the creation of a new renewable energy division that is dedicated to improving lives through clean and efficient bioethanol cookstoves. He has experience in all aspects of bioethanol clean cooking businesses, from building relationships with manufacturers and producers, designing stoves, pursuing policy frameworks with the government, securing investments, and strategic business development, including a new endeavor for bulk storage on the Tanzanian coast.  Mohammed has negotiated with multiple organizations to procure funding for last-mile distribution, including Clean Cooking Alliance, Energy4Impact, KCIC, Growth Africa, UNHCR, SNV and GIZ, as well as active petitioning of the Kenyan government to change prohibitive policies.  He is currently continuing to build out clean cooking expansion in Tanzania, after having secured a UNIDO tender in 2019 to distribute 110,000 bioethanol cookstoves in Dar es Salaam.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
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 Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
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 Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi
Sessions by Mohammed Uhuru Kadhi