Clean Cooking Forum 2019
From 7th to 9th of November, Clean Cooking Alliance and the Kenya Ministry of Energy hosted the Clean Cooking Forum with the theme of “Investment, Innovation, and Impact”. The Forum brought together over 550 people from 50 countries.
As the clean cooking sector’s preeminent event, the Forum set the stage for a range of important announcements and commitments poised to drive progress on clean cooking. These are a few of the major milestones:
- The World Bank outlined plans for its $500 million Clean Cooking Fund;
- Nairobi-based Equity Bank pledged to invest $100 million in the clean energy sector over the next two years, with the majority going to clean cooking;
- Former United Nations Under-Secretary General Kandeh Yumkella announced the creation of the High-Level Coalition of Leaders for Clean Cooking, Energy and Health, bringing together political representatives from ministries of health, energy, and finance.
- The Global LEAP Awards previewed a new competition for electric pressure cookers, in partnership with the UK Aid-funded Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme and the Efficiency for Access Coalition.
Also during the Forum a coalition of partners launched “Clean Cooking Is…”, the first global advocacy campaign created exclusively to drive greater support for and investment in clean cooking.
The “Clean Cooking Is…” campaign is designed to fill the awareness and financing gap by showcasing how clean cooking delivers multiple benefits, including for health, the climate and environment, women’s empowerment, and economic opportunity. Using easily customizable digital materials, campaign partners and the general public are encouraged to share their own user-generated content via social media, describing how clean cooking has positively impacted their lives.
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