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Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves

2010 - 2020

Implementing agencies
Hosted by UN Foundation

African partners
Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved
Diverse set of private sector and civil society partners

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Canada, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, World Bank, Shell, SNV, GIZ, United Nations Foundation; Multiple private sector and civil society donors

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda

Renewables, Heating and Cooling, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Debt

Main objectives
Promote affordable, and accessible clean cooking solutions to save lives; improve livelihoods; empower women; and protect the environment

Main activities
- Catalyzing the Sector and Brokering Partnerships – convene stakeholders around a central strategy for addressing the issue and foster connections among diverse constituencies; - Mobilizing Resources – Attract new partners, expertise, and funding to the sector; Increasing Investments – Build capacity of the sector to be ‘investment ready’, and raise the profile of the issue within the investment community; - Championing the Sector and Advocating for Change – Advance clean cooking solutions on national and international agendas, and advocate for national and local governments to create a favorable policy and regulatory environment; - Promoting International Standards and Strengthening Testing Centers – Help develop and implement emissions, efficiency, and safety standards for cookstoves and build capacity within national and regional knowledge and testing centers; - Coordinating Sector Knowledge and Promoting Research in the Sector – Commission, collect, and coordinate research within the sector and related fields to build the evidence base for policies and programs that promote cleaner and more efficient cookstove technologies and fuels.



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