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A BURN Manufacturing employee in Kenya.

From the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
AfDB, European Commission to Invest Millions in SPARK+ Africa Fund to Support Clean Cooking

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest $5 million in the pioneering SPARK+ Africa Fund, which aims to deliver clean cooking solutions to over two million households across Africa, while the European Commission will contribute an additional €10 million.

CCA, SEforALL, and GWNET Launch Female Mentorship Program

To advance the role of women as agents of change, CCA, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and the Global Women’s Network for Energy Transition (GWNET) have launched the “Women in Clean Cooking” mentorship program, which will support women across Africa and Asia. More than 150 women applied to join the initial cohort.

CCA, GET.invest Launch Clean Cooking Investment Series 2020

On November 17–18, CCA hosted the Clean Cooking Investment Series, a virtual convening of leading companies, investors, and other stakeholders from across the clean cooking sector. Over the course of two days, this invite-only event, supported by GET.invest, covered topics ranging from investment readiness and asset financing to results-based financing and consumer demand in the clean cooking sector.

CCA Launches Clean Cooking Systems Strategy Microsite

Building on its sector strategy initiative to accelerate universal access to clean cooking by 2030, CCA launched the Clean Cooking Systems Strategy microsite. This website will be the go-to resource for project updates and for stakeholders to engage with materials produced during the strategy development process.
Moving Toward Cleaner Cooking in Nepal: Results from a Two-Year Research Project

In 2017, CCA and its partners began a health demonstration project in Nepal to build an evidence base that supports policy interventions and planning to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030.

Leadership Series: New Interview with BURN CEO Peter Scott

BURN, a leading Kenya-based cookstove manufacturer, offers a range of clean cooking solutions across sub-Saharan Africa. Founder and CEO Peter Scott recently spoke with CCA about BURN’s exciting growth prospects.
Woman Entrepreneurship Series: New Interview with Cookstove Entrepreneur Happy Amos

Since 2013, Roshan Global Services, a Nigerian cookstove manufacturing company, has sold more than 20,000 clean cookstoves. CCA spoke with its Founder and Managing Director Happy Amos about how her company is innovating during COVID-19.

SAVE THE DATE: First-Ever SEforALL Youth Summit to Take Place 9–11 February 2021

The SEforALL Youth Summit, supported by CCA, will take place 9–11 February 2021 and will work to educate, connect, and mobilize youth from around the world to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 by 2030. Registration will be opening soon.

From the Sector

New Report Finds Underinvestment in Clean Cooking Putting Millions at Risk

This year’s Energizing Finance research series from CCA partner SEforALL reveals that, yet again, finance levels for electricity and clean cooking remain far below the investment required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7.

CCA Advisory Committee Member and 2018 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Chebet Lesan Named Top Africa Business Hero

Chebet Lesan has been selected as the winner of Africa’s Business Heroes, a competition by the Jack Ma Foundation to identify and recognize the continent’s top entrepreneurs.

Africa: The Importance of Clean Cooking in a Low Carbon Future

International media outlet AllAfrica published an opinion piece from CCA’s Senior Director of Private Sector & Investment Peter George on the need to scale up carbon funding for cooking.

New Report: Examining Results-Based Financing Projects in Kenya

A new report from SNV and EnDev explores the results and key lessons learned from two results-based financing projects in Kenya between 2016 and 2019.


New Report Finds eCooking Cost-Effective in Off-Grid and Grid-Connected Settings

“Cooking With Electricity: A Cost Perspective,” a new report by the World Bank Group and MECS, presents findings from five case studies on the affordability of a range of electric cooking (eCooking) solutions.

State of Global Air 2020 Report: Air Pollution from Cooking Contributed to 300,000+ Infant Deaths in 2019

According to the first-ever comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on newborns, nearly two-thirds of the half-million deaths from air pollution were due to the use of solid fuels such as charcoal, wood, and animal dung for cooking.

New Report: Household Perspectives on Cookstove and Fuel Stacking

A new study in Energy for Sustainable Development analyzes the underlying drivers of stove and fuel stacking from the household perspectives and its implications for improving the impact of clean cooking programs.

Newly Launched “Energy Portraits” Photo Contest Seeks Photo Submissions

Earlier this month, World Access to Modern Energy (WAME) launched an international photography contest called Energy SELF Portraits. The contest, which runs through April 2021, will feature images from around the world depicting the myriad of contexts in which energy access challenges occur.