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Week of Clean Cooking

October 18-22, 2021

Join CCA for the Week of Clean Cooking!

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) is hosting the first-ever Week of Clean Cooking, a series of virtual engagements, events, content releases, and networking opportunities to catalyze action and engage everyone across the clean cooking ecosystem.

Register for events below and learn more about the activities scheduled throughout the week. If your organization would like to work with CCA on an event, announcement, or other engagement, please email: info@cleancooking.org.


Schedule

The Week of Clean Cooking will feature a diverse lineup of daily events.

Friday, October 15:

  • (8:00-9:00AM EDT) A Conversation on Clean Cooking, Women, and Trade: Representatives from CCA, the World Trade Organization, and partners will discuss the critical role of women in achieving universal access and the importance of engaging the trade community in establishing an inclusive, enabling environment.

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Monday, October 18:

  • (8:00-9:30AM EDT) The Role of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a Household Fuel: This event will present key findings from the World Bank ESMAP’s recently published background papers on LPG as a cooking fuel.

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  • (10:00-11:30AM EDT) Beyond Households: Modern Energy for Cooking in Institutional Settings: This webinar, organized by MECS, will focus on modern energy cooking transitions in institutional settings, such as in schools, health centers, prisons, and community or religious settings, in both development and humanitarian contexts in the Global South.

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Tuesday, October 19:

  • (6:30-7:30AM EDT) Opportunities for Decentralized Renewable Energy in Clean Cooking: This session, organized by MECS, will focus on analysis of the quality of decentralized renewable energy in clean cooking across India, and the additional revenue opportunities that can emerge from modern energy cooking.
  • (9:30-11:30AM EDT) Week of Clean Cooking Plenary: Unlocking the SDGs and Net-Zero with Clean Cooking: This three-part webinar includes the launch of a new multi-stakeholder Energy Compact on clean cooking, presentation and discussion on the evolution and next steps for the Clean Cooking Systems Strategy, and a high-level panel conversation with women leading on the clean cooking agenda.

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  • (Tuesday-Friday) Matchmaking and Networking: From Oct. 19-22 with the support of GET.invest, the Week of Clean Cooking is offering access to an online Matchmaking and Networking platform where participants can present themselves and their business, browse the profiles of other attendees, and request meetings.

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Wednesday, October 20:

  • (8:30-10:00AM EDT) Driving Climate Action Through Clean Cooking: A “Transitioning to Clean Cooking” webinar hosted by the World Health Organization, CCA, and HEPA, this session will highlight clean household energy as an essential strategy for mitigating climate change and improving health.

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  • (10:00-11:30AM EDT) Cooking with Electricity: From Aspiration to Reality: This virtual showcase will tell the story of the MECS eCookBooks and how they have explored the opportunities for cooking with modern energy-efficient electric appliances in different country contexts.

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Thursday, October 21:

  • (9:00-11:00AM EDT) Investing in Clean Cooking: This session will preview new insights on the global investment landscape for clean cooking and share ground-level perspectives on clean cooking financing from investors and enterprises.

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  • (2:00-4:00pm EDT) Announcing the Second Round of the Haiti Clean Cooking Fund: This webinar will introduce the second round of the Haiti Clean Cooking Fund, a CCA program providing financial and technical support to clean cooking companies.
  • (2:00-4:00pm EDT) Presentation du Deuxième Cycle du Fonds de la Cuisson Propre Haïti: Ce webinaire introduira le deuxième cycle du Fonds de la Cuisson Propre Haïti, un programme de la CCA fournissant  un soutien financier et technique aux entreprises.

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Friday, October 22:

  • (8:30-9:30AM EDT) Clean Cooking Explorer: This session will examine how geospatial data and tools can be leveraged to accelerate clean cooking access, while also introducing the Clean Cooking Explorer, an online, open-source, and interactive geospatial data platform.

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Week of Clean Cooking Plenary

Unlocking the SDGs and Net-Zero with Clean Cooking

A highlight of the Week of Clean Cooking, this three-part webinar includes the launch of a new multi-stakeholder Energy Compact on clean cooking, presentation and discussion on the evolution and next steps for the Clean Cooking Systems Strategy, and a high-level panel conversation with women leading on the clean cooking agenda.

Watch the plenary

Networking

Register now for the Matchmaking & Networking session of the Week of Clean Cooking!

Taking place Oct. 19-22, this session is organized by CCA with the support of GET.invest. Matchmaking is an online platform where participants can present themselves and their business, browse the profiles of other attendees, and request meetings.

Register

Activities and Engagements

In addition to daily events, the Week of Clean Cooking also features the release of new research, feature stories, data visualizations, and other engaging content. A few highlights include:

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Hearths and Health: Evidence of the Global Impact of Household Air Pollution 

CCA has launched an interactive StoryMap featuring recently released health and air pollution exposure data from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Health Effects Institute. This StoryMap walks the reader through data visualizations to contextualize the urgent need to address household air pollution, which can be mitigated by increasing access to cleaner cooking technologies.

Visit the StoryMap

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CCA's Venture Catalyst: A Year of Projects and Impact

Developed to provide a broad range of specialized support to selected companies across the clean cooking value chain, CCA’s Venture Catalyst program launched in 2020. One year later, the Venture Catalyst has helped its first cohort of companies to solidify their commercial viability, enhanced their investment-readiness, and facilitated access to growth capital. A series of case studies highlights that work and showcases lessons learned in its first year of operation.

Visit the VC Projects page

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Maximizing the Health Benefits of Clean Cooking in Nepal

Following a multi-year study aimed at increasing the uptake and assessing the impact of clean cooking technologies in peri-urban households in Nepal, CCA has released a series of policy briefs to showcase its findings. The briefs, which cover topics such as electric cooking and a collaboration with female community health volunteers, are helping stakeholders in Nepal make better and more informed decisions about clean cooking access.

See the policy briefs

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Clean Cooking Can Empower Women: A New Financial Tool Could Help Determine What That’s Worth

Providing women access to modern energy is a critical but often overlooked means of empowering women at a household level and advancing gender equality. CCA has partnered with Duke University and C-Quest Capital to develop a framework for a new results-based finance instrument to help understand gendered time-use of improved biomass cookstove initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Launching Round Two of the Haiti Clean Cooking Fund

CCA has launched the second round of the Haiti Clean Cooking Fund, a program that supports the growth of the clean cooking value chain in Haiti. The program will provide technical support and funding ranging from US $25,000-$250,000. Find out more about the program and its eligibility criteria and application process.

Apply now

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African Clean Energy: Transforming How Families Cook

In the latest of CCA’s Leadership Series, Judith Joan Walker, ACE’s Chief Operations Officer, spoke to CCA about ACE’s B Corp re-certification, their work in reaching last-mile consumers, and their newest product, the ACE Connect cookstove, which incorporates pay-as-you-go smart technology and innovative consumer financing options.

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