From the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
New Report: Lack of Access to Clean Cooking Costs the World $2+ Trillion Annually

The World Bank, CCA, and MECS launched the highly anticipated State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services report, which highlights challenges and opportunities in achieving universal universal access to modern energy cooking services.


CCA Expands Leadership Council, Adding Heads of SEforALL and GOGLA

SEforALL CEO Damilola Ogunbiyi, GOGLA Executive Director Koen Peters, and BrightGreen CEO Chebet Lesan joined CCA’s Leadership Council while also becoming part of a newly created Advisory Committee, a smaller group of leaders who provide strategic counsel to CCA.


CCA Releases New M&E Framework and Theory of Change

CCA launched its new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework, a foundational tool that defines CCA’s strategic approach through its Theory of Change and provides clear, systematic guidance about how its work will be measured and how learning will be integrated across the organization and sector.


Experts Explore Relationship Between Household Air Pollution Exposure and COVID-19

To better understand how COVID-19 is impacting individuals exposed to chronic household air pollution from indoor cooking and heating, CCA convened more than 60 experts for a virtual workshop in August. Workshop presentations, key takeaways, and a new RfP can be found here.


New Video Shows Urgent Need for Clean Cooking Action on Climate

"Clean Cooking Is…”, the first global advocacy effort designed exclusively to drive greater support for clean cooking, released its latest campaign video, a 90-second piece highlighting clean cooking as a proven and critical part of the climate solution.


Bringing Innovation to Biogas: An Interview with Connected Energy Managing Director Vijay Bhopal

CCA spoke with Vijay Bhopal, Managing Director of Connected Energy, a UK-based start-up specializing in smart metering technology for biogas digesters and solar energy systems, about Connected Energy’s growth prospects.


Woman Entrepreneurship Series: Clean Cooking and Food Security in Times of Crisis

CCA spoke with Kalinda Magloire, CEO and Founder of Haiti’s SWITCH S.A., about her work using clean cooking solutions to prepare low-cost, nutritious meals for those affected by COVID-19.


Why COVID-19 is Leading to Increased Cookstove Sales for one Kenyan Manufacturing Company

In a recent interview, founder of Mukuru Clean Stoves Charlot Magayi spoke with CCA about how the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted demand for clean cooking in Kenya, resulting in increased sales of Mukuru Clean Stoves.



From the Sector

MECS Launches Global Market Assessment for Electric Cooking

The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) program is conducting a Global Market Assessment for electric cooking and needs your help to gather information on cooking fuel prices and local cuisines.


Dirty Secret: Half of the World Lacks Access to Clean Cooking

A new report emphasizes that funding for clean cooking efforts is falling far short of what is needed. The report estimates that $150 billion is required annually to reach universal access to modern energy cooking services by 2030.



EnDev Releases Results from "Energy Access Industry Barometer" Survey

In August, EnDev published the results of the “Energy Access Industry Barometer” survey, a snapshot from 613 companies across 44 countries.



New Market Assessment Released for Modern Cooking in Malawi

A new working paper presents research on the opportunities, barriers, and perceptions around modern energy cooking in Malawi, providing insights into cooking practices in different areas of the country.


Now We Are Cooking With Gas: How Interdisciplinary Solutions and Local Outreach Can Light a Fire Under Clean Stove Adoption

A pilot program in Tanzania teaches community health workers how to better promote LPG use.


MECS Electric Cooking Outreach Competition Selects 14 Projects to Receive Funding

As part of its Electric Cooking Outreach competition, CCA partner MECS will fund 14 projects to the value of over USD $1 million to facilitate greater uptake and understanding of opportunities for the use of efficient electric cooking appliances.


UN Foundation Launches #UniteForHealth, Featuring Clean Cooking Program in Nepal

Community health workers go door-to-door in Nepal to educate families about the benefits of switching to biogas, LPG, and electric cookstoves.


Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit: "Energy access essential to building back better"

At the CCA-supported Energy Access COVID-19 Relief Summit hosted by GOGLA and other partners, more than 1,000 energy access representatives assessed the pandemic’s impact on businesses and consumers, stressing the sector’s role in rebuilding sustainable, resilient communities and economies.


KOKO Networks Reaches Major Milestone

KOKO Networks, a member of CCA’s Venture Catalyst portfolio, recently announced the sale of its 50,000th KOKO Cooker and Smart Canister kit since the Q4 2019 launch of its KOKO Fuel business in Nairobi.


Funding Opportunities:

Request for Proposals - Cost-Benefit Analysis of Taxes and Duties on Clean Cooking Solutions in Kenya
CCA is seeking a consultant(s) to support the development of a strategic and evidence-based advocacy plan for engagement with the Government of Kenya to help it achieve its ambitious target of achieving 100% universal access to modern cooking solutions by 2028.


Understanding the Potential Interaction Between Chronic Household Air Pollution Exposure and COVID-19 in LMICs
CCA is issuing this RFP to solicit proposals to advance research on the interaction between chronic HAP exposure and COVID-19 in the community or clinical settings in LMICs.


COVID-19 Energy Access Relief Fund
This EUR $100 million targeted concessionary debt fund seeks to enable off-grid energy companies in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to both maintain their customers' existing energy services and retain the staff required to deliver future services to these customers. 


Shine COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grant
The COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grant demonstrates Shine’s commitment, during these extraordinarily challenging times, to sustain energy access initiatives that are locally-rooted, women-led, and managed and/or directed by local communities. These small grants will provide funding for last-mile energy access entrepreneurs, cooperatives, agencies, and community leaders as they help vulnerable populations struggling with the global pandemic. The fund was designed by The Shine Campaign and Shine’s Council of Women Leaders in Energy Access.


UK Energy Catalyst Round 8: Clean Energy Access, Feasibility Projects
The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector.


Request For Proposals - Partnership with solar and stoves distributors in promotion of solar products and clean cooking solutions in the refugee set-up
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is implementing the Market Based Energy Access Project II under Energising Development Phase III. The project seeks partnerships to promote solar products and clean cooking solutions for households, productive use in business settings and social institutions in Kakuma refugee camp and host community.


Call for Proposals - The Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset
The Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset (“KliK”) is the sector-wide carbon offset grouping for fossil motor fuels, established within the framework of the Swiss CO₂ Law.


GET.invest COVID-19 Finance Catalyst Window
GET.invest has opened a COVID-19 window within its Finance Catalyst to provide business and project developers with free-of-cost advisory to help navigate the crisis. Their support covers structuring support, access to financial support, and transaction support.


Small and Growing Business Fund
GroFin, in partnership with Shell Foundation, KfW, Dutch Good Growth Fund, and Norfund, is receiving applications for its Small and Growing Business Fund, totaling over US $100 million. The fund typically provides finance in the form of medium-term loans.

Learn more from the CCA Funding Opportunities page here.


Job Opportunities:

Now Hiring: Multiple Vacancies – Private Sector & Investment Team
The Alliance is hiring one or two Manager/Senior Manager or Associate Director/Director-level positions based in sub-Saharan Africa.


Now Hiring: Country Director, Haiti 
The Country Director, Haiti, is responsible for providing overall strategic direction, operations management, technical leadership, and financial and administrative compliance to ensure program activities meet desired outcomes and are completed on-time and within budget. The Country Director will report directly to the Chief Program Officer.


Now Hiring: Multiple Vacancies – MECS
The Modern Energy Cooking Services program is recruiting for two senior research associates and two communications positions

Learn more from the CCA Job Opportunities page here.