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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Rana B Thapa

Assistant Director, Head of Bio-Energy Section and Focal Point for Green Climate Fund (GCF) from Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

Academically, Dr. Thapa holds PhD in “Development Studies focusing on renewable energy in Nepal” from Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal’. He has completed Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1998. He also holds M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Energy System and Management from Europa-Universität Flensburg (then University of Flensburg), Germany in 2006 with financial support from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Additionally, he has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Professionally, he is a civil engineer with more than 22 years of experience in different development fields. Since last 15 years, he has been working in semi- government organization-Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, The Government Nepal. Likewise, AEPC is an accredited direct access entity in Green Climate Fund (GCF). AEPC has secured two projects from GCF (1) Readiness support for enhancing the capacity of NDA and other stakeholders for project pipeline development in Nepal, (2) Mitigating GHG emission through modern, efficient and climate friendly Clean Cooking Solutions (CCS). Dr. Thapa is a focal person for GCF from AEPC (https://www.greenclimate.fund/ae/aepc#contacts).

Dr. Thapa has served AEPC and the Government of Nepal in different capacities like working as Program Officer, Senior Officer in order to formulate policies, plans, standards, guidelines, forms and formats for effective implementation of renewable energy projects and programs. Currently, Dr. Thapa is an Assistant Director and Head of Bio-Energy Section of AEPC and Coordinator for the implementation of GCF-Clean Cooking Solution program from AEPC. His research interests include sustainable development, renewable energy, energy security, and climate change.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Breakout Room C

The Art and Science of Clean Cooking Policy Innovation

The implementation of ambitious, locally owned clean cooking agendas will ultimately require the development of effective policies and strategies that put these ambitions into action by supporting and incentivizing clean cooking innovation and investment.

To be successful, national governments must incorporate high quality data and technical expertise, ensure that policy and strategy development processes are inclusive of both public and private sector stakeholders, and have buy-in at national and sub-national levels. While each country context is unique, there is much that can be learned from the successful development of innovative policies and strategies across contexts.

This session will compare and contrast approaches to clean cooking policy and strategy development across several countries, highlighting the tools that policymakers are using to develop robust policies and strategies, and sharing best practices that can accelerate universal access to clean cooking across contexts.

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Speakers
Martin Asiimwe Policy Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Energy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Ewah Otu Eleri Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development
Rana B Thapa Assistant Director, Head of Bio-Energy Section and Focal Point for Green Climate Fund (GCF) from Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Faith Wandera-Odongo Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Breakout Room C

The Art and Science of Clean Cooking Policy Innovation

The implementation of ambitious, locally owned clean cooking agendas will ultimately require the development of effective policies and strategies that put these ambitions into action by supporting and incentivizing clean cooking innovation and investment.

To be successful, national governments must incorporate high quality data and technical expertise, ensure that policy and strategy development processes are inclusive of both public and private sector stakeholders, and have buy-in at national and sub-national levels. While each country context is unique, there is much that can be learned from the successful development of innovative policies and strategies across contexts.

This session will compare and contrast approaches to clean cooking policy and strategy development across several countries, highlighting the tools that policymakers are using to develop robust policies and strategies, and sharing best practices that can accelerate universal access to clean cooking across contexts.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Martin Asiimwe Policy Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Energy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Ewah Otu Eleri Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development
Rana B Thapa Assistant Director, Head of Bio-Energy Section and Focal Point for Green Climate Fund (GCF) from Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Faith Wandera-Odongo Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Sessions by Rana B Thapa
Sessions by Rana B Thapa