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Katherine Manchester

Director, Advocacy & Communications

Katherine Manchester is the Director for Advocacy & Communications at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). She is responsible for amplifying the work of CCA through a variety of communications strategies, including publications, social media, web outreach, and events. Prior to joining CCA, she supported communications teams at the World Bank and several for-profit and non-governmental organizations, with a focus on sustainable development, women’s empowerment, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 20 years of experience working and living in East and West Africa and speaks French fluently. She holds a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University.

Articles by Katherine Manchester

Mwangaza Light: Expanding First-time Access to Cleaner Cooking in Rural Kenya

Mwangaza Light: Expanding First-time Access to Cleaner Cooking in Rural Kenya

CCA spoke with Mwangaza Light's CEO about the faith-based social enterprise that enhances clean cooking access.

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BioLite: Delivering Energy Access to Millions

BioLite: Delivering Energy Access to Millions

CCA spoke with BioLite about their unique business model and the opportunities presented by carbon finance.

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Engineering Her Own Path – and Paving the Way for Others

Engineering Her Own Path – and Paving the Way for Others

Rejoice Ntiriwaa, winner of CCA's 2022 Women Leaders Award, discusses what motivated her work in clean cooking.

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The Energy Crisis No One is Talking About: Cooking

The Energy Crisis No One is Talking About: Cooking

Millions of people have reverted to cooking with firewood due to rising fuel costs sparked by Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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BioMassters: A Tailored Approach with Vast Potential

BioMassters: A Tailored Approach with Vast Potential

CCA spoke with BioMassters' CEO about how the Rwandan pellet company is increasing access to clean cooking.

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KOKO Networks: Delivering Solutions, Expanding Trust

KOKO Networks: Delivering Solutions, Expanding Trust

CCA spoke with KOKO Networks about their products and services and recent expansion efforts.

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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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