From the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
CCA Releases New Industry Snapshot

CCA’s 2021 Industry Snapshot, a detailed analysis of the investment and operational performance of 50 clean cooking companies between 2017 and 2019, reveals that clean cooking companies raised some $70M in 2019, more than any year since CCA began tracking industry investment.

 

CCA Publishes 2020 Annual Report

CCA launched its 2020 Annual Report in March, highlighting accomplishments and notable moments from CCA and its partners throughout a challenging but no less inspiring year.

 

CCA and WRI to Develop First Geospatial Data Platform for Clean Cooking

CCA, in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), is building an online, open-source, and interactive geospatial data platform, the first of its kind focused on clean cooking.

 

Save the Date: HEPA, CCA, and WHO to Launch New Clean Cooking Webinar Series

On April 22, 2021, the Health and Energy Platform of Action (HEPA), CCA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a new webinar series exploring the policies, tools, and interventions needed to accelerate access to clean cooking.

 

Leveraging Off-Grid Solar Infrastructure for Clean Cooking

CCA’s Roberta Bove & Shrikant Avi explore the role off-grid solar companies are playing in the progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

 

 
From the Sector

Pay-As-You-Go Retailer PayGas Opens First Station in Soweto, South Africa

On March 13, CCA Venture Catalyst company PayGas opened its first Pay-As-You-Go station in Soweto, South Africa, bringing affordable clean cooking energy to thousands of beneficiaries previously without access.

 

HomeBiogas Completes $94 Million IPO, Expanding Global Clean Energy Solutions

CCA Venture Catalyst company HomeBiogas, an Israel-based company developing biogas systems that convert organic materials into renewable energy and fertilizer, successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) in Israel, with a valuation of approximately $94 million.

 

Highlights and Outcomes from the CCA-Supported SEforALL Youth Summit

SEforALL published the final wrap-up report from its inaugural Youth Summit, co-hosted by CCA, highlighting seven major moments and outcomes from the virtual event.

 

“Global Champions” Call for Action on Energy Access as High-level Dialogue on Energy Formally Launched

Over 20 ministerial-level “Global Champions” from UN Member States issued a call to action to achieve affordable, clean energy for all by 2030 during the launch of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.

 

 

Winners, Finalists Announced for Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker Competition

BURN Manufacturing, a CCA Venture Catalyst company, was named one of five winners of the Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) Competition, which recognizes high-quality, energy-efficient, and affordable EPCs.

 

 

India: Cooking Gas Consumption Rises, Despite Price Increase

Cooking gas LPG consumption rose 7.3% in the last 3 months despite a steep price increase, with usage among the government’s cooking program beneficiaries, who are mostly poor rural households, jumping nearly 20%.

 

ASAT, Inc., Selected as Winner of 2020 Tibbetts Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded its 2020 Tibbets Award to CCA partner ASAT, Inc., for their work on the development of the ASAT Integrated Stove, an affordable and clean-burning biomass stove for heating and cooking.

 

Bboxx, UNCDF Partner to Scale Clean Cooking in the DRC

In March, CCA Venture Catalyst company Bboxx announced a new partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) to scale access to LPG clean cooking services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 

Funding Opportunities:

Pre-announcement: Call for AU-EU Collaborative Research and Innovation Projects on Renewable Energy (LEAP-RE)
The Europe-Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy (LEAP-RE) program co-funded by the European Commission (EC) under Horizon 2020 aims to increase the use of renewable energy via a well-balanced set of research, demonstration, and technology transfer projects in both continents.

Request for Proposals – Online and Offline Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) LPG Project for CCA Partner
The Clean Cooking Alliance is accepting proposals for a technical and economic evaluation project that compares various PAYGO LPG solutions present in East Africa, for its partner, M-KOPA Labs.

UN Global Climate Action Awards 2021
The UN Global Climate Action Awards shine a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.

GET.invest Finance Catalyst
The GET.invest Finance Catalyst links renewable energy and clean cooking projects and businesses to finance opportunities and vice versa. It targets small- and medium-scale projects and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

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:

Head of Sales and Marketing – C-Quest Capital LLC
C-Quest Capital LLC, is a leading global developer of carbon offset projects, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Chief Financial Officer – ATEC Biodigesters
ATEC is looking for a highly motivated Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a strong passion for unlocking the potential of BoP households and communities to live healthier lives.

Strategic Fellow – Somali Region, BURN Manufacturing
Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best-selling, most durable, and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Senior Specialist, Communications – SEforALL
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of SDG7 and the Paris Agreement.

Senior Officer, Government Engagement / Agent Principal, Engagement du Gouvernement – Haiti, CCA
The Haiti Government Engagement Senior Officer will report directly to the Haiti Country Director. The Senior Officer will lead on the government engagement aspect of the Haiti Project and support the Country Director with the general management of the Project, including financial accountability, staffing, work planning, and reporting.

Senior Officer, Private Sector & Investment / Agent principal du secteur privé et de l’investissement – Haiti, CCA
The Private Sector and Investment Senior Officer is responsible for leading market development efforts in the clean cooking sector in Haiti. This position requires close collaboration with the clean cooking enterprises to be supported by CCA through the Haiti Clean Cooking Fund and other initiatives, as well as investors, grant makers, service providers and other partners relevant to the clean cooking sector in Haiti. The Officer will report directly to the Country Director in Haiti, working closely with the global Private Sector and Investment team.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer / Agent de suivi et d'évaluation – Haiti, CCA
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is responsible for in-country leadership of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan which tracks the Haiti Project’s performance through indicators and other routine M&E activities using qualitative approaches as well as creating feedback loops in the Project to improve implementation.

Administration and Finance Officer / Agent Administratif et Financier – Haiti, CCA
The Administration and Finance Officer is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of operational and financial processes governing the Haiti Cookstoves and Clean Energy Market project.


Learn more from the CCA Jobs Page here.