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Allegra Brandon

Senior Associate, Advocacy & Communications

Allegra Brandon is the Senior Associate on the Advocacy & Communications team at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). In her role, she creates content for and runs CCA's social media platforms, manages CCA's website, writes and edits blogs, conducts media monitoring, supports internal communications, and more. Previously, she worked on the communications team at Isla Urbana in Mexico City, a social enterprise providing sustainable water access to marginalized communities, and interned on the Public Affairs team at the United Nations Foundation. Allegra received her B.A. in International Affairs from Skidmore College and minored in Anthropology and Latin American / Latinx Studies with a focus on women and gender. She grew up internationally, and in her free time enjoys traveling, cooking, and biking.

Articles by Allegra Brandon

Mercy Kyalo: Fostering Institutional Clean Cooking in Schools Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mercy Kyalo: Fostering Institutional Clean Cooking in Schools Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For our Youth Leadership Series, CCA spoke with Mercy Kyalo about her efforts to foster institutional clean cooking.

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Bboxx: Scaling LPG Access Across Africa and Beyond

Bboxx: Scaling LPG Access Across Africa and Beyond

For our Leadership Series, CCA spoke with Bboxx about their clean cooking product line and scaling up.

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Supporting Women in the Clean Cooking Value Chain

Supporting Women in the Clean Cooking Value Chain

CCA spoke with Realflame's CEO about empowering women throughout the clean cooking value chain and more.

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A Look Back at One Young World 2023: Global Youth Leaders Champion Clean Cooking

A Look Back at One Young World 2023: Global Youth Leaders Champion Clean Cooking

Learn about CCA's clean cooking delegation at the One Young World 2023 Summit in Belfast, UK.

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A Visionary in Ghana’s Sustainable Cooking Landscape

A Visionary in Ghana’s Sustainable Cooking Landscape

CCA spoke to Boafo-Mensah about her work as a clean cooking researcher and her impact on Ghana's clean cooking sector.

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UpEnergy: Leveraging Carbon Markets to Combat Energy Poverty and Climate Change

UpEnergy: Leveraging Carbon Markets to Combat Energy Poverty and Climate Change

CCA spoke with UpEnergy about the organization’s impact-driven approach and shift to electric cooking devices.  

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CCA Youth Delegation Champions Clean Cooking at the Youth Energy Summit

CCA Youth Delegation Champions Clean Cooking at the Youth Energy Summit

Learn how CCA empowered young energy leaders and elevated the importance of clean cooking at YES!.

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Bridging the Gap: Reaching Last-mile Consumers with Clean Cooking Gas

Bridging the Gap: Reaching Last-mile Consumers with Clean Cooking Gas

CCA spoke with Jane Ekeh about her motivation to co-found GAS360 and how she is helping to empower women.

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Raising the Bar on Clean Cooking Standards

Raising the Bar on Clean Cooking Standards

CCA spoke with Agnes Naluwagga about her experiences as a cookstove standards tester in Uganda.

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A Young Entrepreneur’s Journey to Expanding Clean Cooking in Botswana

A Young Entrepreneur’s Journey to Expanding Clean Cooking in Botswana

CCA spoke to Granny Lesiamang about her achievements and challenges as an entrepreneur in Botswana. 

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XpressGas: LPG for All Ghanaians

XpressGas: LPG for All Ghanaians

CCA spoke with XpressGas' CEO about how the Ghanaian company is propelling cooking gas access and affordability.

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Clean Cooking for Mental Health: New Studies Find Links Between Polluting Cooking Fuel Use and Depression

Clean Cooking for Mental Health: New Studies Find Links Between Polluting Cooking Fuel Use and Depression

For Mental Health Awareness Month, CCA examined the relationship between polluting cooking fuel use and mental health.

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Bidhaa Sasa: Leveraging Social Networks to Reach Last-Mile Consumers – Even During a Pandemic

Bidhaa Sasa: Leveraging Social Networks to Reach Last-Mile Consumers – Even During a Pandemic

CCA spoke with Bidhaa Sasa about last-mile consumers, payment plans, and more as part of the Leadership Series.

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African Clean Energy: Transforming How Families Cook

African Clean Energy: Transforming How Families Cook

Judith Joan Walker spoke to CCA about ACE’s products and services

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