South-South Cooperation, the term used for the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, first emerged more than five decades ago. Recently, it’s been experiencing a renaissance moment, particularly in the clean cooking sector.

Traditionally focused on technology and trade, these exchanges are now being utilized by countries across the Global South to tackle and help accelerate progress on broader development and climate action goals. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has spearheaded the use of South-South Cooperation to advance clean cooking solutions by bringing together policymakers, entrepreneurs, and investors in developing countries to highlight successes and exchange lessons learned on previous work in the clean cooking sector. These stakeholders have first-hand knowledge of their countries’ and companies’ needs and capacities and can provide valuable and practical insights that may advance other countries’ clean cooking markets.