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Colm Fay

Senior Director, Market Strengthening

Colm Fay is the Senior Director of Market Strengthening at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). He has expertise in enterprise scaling and partnership ecosystem development and has more than eight years of experience in international development including projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Before joining CCA, he was the Energy Sector lead at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI). There, he managed projects to identify enterprises developing innovative approaches to power generation and use and connect them with expertise, knowledge, and tools to develop commercially viable business models. Prior to WDI, he managed the launch and implementation of an innovation fund for enterprises serving low-income populations in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the United States Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom Department for International Development. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science degree in natural resources, both from the University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Mod.) in Information and Communications Technology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Articles by Colm Fay

How Do Haiti’s Street Food Vendors Think About Clean Cooking? CCA’s User Insights Lab Sheds Some Light

How Do Haiti’s Street Food Vendors Think About Clean Cooking? CCA’s User Insights Lab Sheds Some Light

CCA's User Insights Lab interviewed Haiti’s street vendors to explore how to increase access to clean cooking.

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Can Product Labels Increase the Purchase and Use of Improved Biomass Stoves?

Can Product Labels Increase the Purchase and Use of Improved Biomass Stoves?

CCA's User Insights Lab is studying how product labels could boost awareness of clean cooking solutions.

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2022 Clean Cooking Industry Snapshot

2022 Clean Cooking Industry Snapshot

CCA published the third edition of its private sector-focused industry trends report.

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Visualizing the Market Opportunity for Clean Cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Visualizing the Market Opportunity for Clean Cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

CCA partnered with Fraym to analyze the clean cooking market in 6 African countries.

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HomeBiogas: The Circular Economy Meets Clean Cooking

HomeBiogas: The Circular Economy Meets Clean Cooking

HomeBiogas, an Israel-based biogas system developer and member of the Clean Cooking Alliance’s (CCA) Venture Catalyst portfolio, was recently listed on the Israeli stock exchange in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) valued at $94 million after money.…

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2021 Industry Snapshot Report

2021 Industry Snapshot Report

This Snapshot analyzes the investment and operational performance of 50 clean cooking companies from 2017-2019.

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Accelerating an Impact Industry – Lessons From the Clean Cooking Alliance

Accelerating an Impact Industry – Lessons From the Clean Cooking Alliance

In 2017, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan collaborated with the Clean Cooking Alliance to assess the lessons learned so far on the Alliance’s journey to accelerate the clean cooking industry.

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