- Strides In Clean Cooking: Showcasing Partnerships
Strides In Clean Cooking: Showcasing Partnerships
December 5, 13:00-14:00, OPEC Fund Pavilion
Lewnis Boudaoui — Senior Country Manager, Eastern & Southern Africa, Public Sector Operations
More than 2 billion people worldwide still rely on open fires or polluting stoves to cook their daily meals. That in turn leads to over 3 million deaths globally each year from household air pollution, as well as deforestation and other environmental damage. This session will highlight the importance of partnerships in achieving universal access to clean cooking, as well as the broader challenges and opportunities of scaling-up projects to achieve SDG 7 – Clean and Affordable Energy.
The target audience for this event includes key stakeholders from across Africa such as representatives from governments, the private sector, peer development banks and UN agencies.
Our panelists include:
- Kenny Marco Louis Fidiarison, Director of Promotion of Ethanol and Bioenergy, Ministry of Environment of Madagascar's National Clean Cooking Transition Programme
- Emilian Nyanda, Clean Cooking Fund and GEF Bioethanol Project in Tanzania, Ministry of Energy of Tanzania
- Dan Marangu, Clean Cooking initiatives in Kenya, Ministry of Energy of Kenya
- Gustave Aboua, Director General of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Côte d’Ivoire
- Kaya Abdoulaye, General Director, Agence Nationale du Developpement des Biocarburants (ANADEB), Mali
- Kofi Agyarko, Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Energy Commission of Ghana
- Moderator: Gerard Ostheimer, Manager, Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign
The National Clean Cooking Transition Program in Madagascar is based on a US$35 million loan from the OPEC Fund. That work is a key element in our Climate Action Plan, which was announced in September 2022 and which commits us to increase our climate financing to 40 percent of all new financing by 2030. We are now preparing further roll outs of our clean cooking program across Africa — in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda — in partnership with UNIDO and the UN-mandated Sustainable Energy for All.