CCA just released its January newsletter with updates from across the clean cooking sectorRead the newsletter

Clean Cooking Forum 2022

REGISTER NOW

Nii Darko

Research Analyst II, World Resources Institute

Nii Darko Darko is a Research Analyst II at World Resources Institute (WRI) and also the WRI Africa Office’s Cities program Country Lead/Coordinator for Ghana.

In his current role, he provides administrative, coordination and research support to ongoing projects on sustainable transport (road safety, public transport, non-motorized transport) urban development and planning, and urban design.in Accra and Kumasi.

Nii Darko holds a Bsc in Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He has undertaken postgraduate studies in Urban Planning from the City University of New York (Hunter College) as well as the Johns Hopkins University ‘s International Injury Research Unit (Global Road Safety Leadership Course -GRSLC)

Nii is one of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Global Ambassadors at WRI for 2021/22 as well as an Evaluator for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Prestigious ‘PRIZE FOR CITIES’ award.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Nii Darko
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Nii Darko
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Nii Darko
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Breakout Room B

Cities Can Lead the Way on Clean Cooking

More than half the world’s population lives in cities. Urban areas are engines of economic growth and innovation — but also huge carbon emitters, contributors of pollution and consumers of resources. The way in which cities are designed and governed impacts the quality of life for billions of people. In growing cities around the world, three-quarters of the infrastructure that will exist by 2050 has yet to be built.

Empowering cities to lead clean cooking transitions that best suit the needs of their citizens is essential to improving health, environment, and climate. Municipal energy, climate and development plans should integrate cooking needs and create an enabling environment for the clean cooking sector to provide affordable and accessible solutions.

Cities are at a critical inflection point: Decisions made today will determine whether we continue on a path of fractured, unsafe, polluting growth, or succeed in creating a sustainable, resilient, more inclusive future. This session will discuss how national, state and city governments can collaborate to accelerate access to clean cooking and make cities around the world more resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are better for people and the planet.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Nii Darko Research Analyst II, World Resources Institute
Kweku Koranteng Clean Energy & Climate Change Resilience Officer, ICLEI Africa
Abdul Karim Marah Development and Planning Officer, Freetown City Council
Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey Mayor of Accra
Mercy Rose Program Lead, Energy 4 Impact
Helen Watts Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Student Energy
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Nii Darko
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Nii Darko
Sessions by Nii Darko
Sessions by Nii Darko
Sessions by Nii Darko
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Breakout Room B

Cities Can Lead the Way on Clean Cooking

More than half the world’s population lives in cities. Urban areas are engines of economic growth and innovation — but also huge carbon emitters, contributors of pollution and consumers of resources. The way in which cities are designed and governed impacts the quality of life for billions of people. In growing cities around the world, three-quarters of the infrastructure that will exist by 2050 has yet to be built.

Empowering cities to lead clean cooking transitions that best suit the needs of their citizens is essential to improving health, environment, and climate. Municipal energy, climate and development plans should integrate cooking needs and create an enabling environment for the clean cooking sector to provide affordable and accessible solutions.

Cities are at a critical inflection point: Decisions made today will determine whether we continue on a path of fractured, unsafe, polluting growth, or succeed in creating a sustainable, resilient, more inclusive future. This session will discuss how national, state and city governments can collaborate to accelerate access to clean cooking and make cities around the world more resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are better for people and the planet.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Nii Darko Research Analyst II, World Resources Institute
Kweku Koranteng Clean Energy & Climate Change Resilience Officer, ICLEI Africa
Abdul Karim Marah Development and Planning Officer, Freetown City Council
Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey Mayor of Accra
Mercy Rose Program Lead, Energy 4 Impact
Helen Watts Senior Director of Global Partnerships, Student Energy
Sessions by Nii Darko
Sessions by Nii Darko