Week of Clean Cooking
October 18-22, 2021
October 18-22, 2021
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.
The Week of Clean Cooking will feature a diverse lineup of daily events.
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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.Read the article
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
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.Read the article
Being held for the first time, the Week of Clean Cooking is part of CCA’s 10 Years of Impact celebration, commemorating a decade of progress toward universal access.
More than 400 million people gained access to clean cooking since the Clean Cooking Alliance was founded in 2010. This progress has saved millions of lives, dramatically reduced climate emissions, empowered countless women, and averted billions of dollars in potential economic losses. Visit the recently-launched “10 Years of Impact” microsite to learn more.Visit the microsite