Understanding the Landscape of the Alliance’s Grant Funding

The Alliance has developed a suite of grant programs to help enterprises build capacity, grow their businesses, and access additional investment. This session will outline the Alliance grants available to enterprises in the cookstoves and fuels sector, providing details on the the objective of each program, the application process, and selection criteria, as well as […]

Stove Research and Design: Focus on Design

New and innovative cookstove designs can improve performance, usability, and affordability for consumers at the base of the pyramid. In this session, speakers will highlight examples drawn from a range of cookstove types and fuel sources, including locally-produced cookstoves and fuels. Non-technical audiences may also wish to join this session to learn more about developments […]

Expanding Access to Consumer Finance—Innovations in Asset Finance

Improving access to consumer finance will be key to scaling up adoption of clean cooking solutions. There are many different consumer finance products and delivery models to choose from, but which ones work best for the sector? This session will describe the Alliance’s research in this area, and share results from several consumer finance programs […]

Marketing from the Enterprise Point of View

This session will focus on the experiences of cookstove and fuel enterprises in marketing their products and creating brand recognition among consumers. Presenters will share their learnings from interactions with consumers, as well as distribution and promotional partnerships. Participants will discuss their own success stories, as well as the challenges they faced and how strategies […]

Successful Approaches for Integrating Gender Throughout the Value Chain

This session will present case studies of successful women at all levels of the value chain in order to leverage women’s ability to impact adoption. Participants will learn how to apply universal best-practices from the Alliance’s Resource Guide, and will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the type of tools that would be most […]

Influencing Policy to Accelerate Market Growth

Government policies can play a critical role in unlocking market potential in the cookstoves and fuels sector, yet it can be challenging for small businesses and civil society to find leverage points to influence these policies. Panel members will discuss their experiences bringing evidence and community action to bear on the policy agenda. Participants will […]

Marketing and Behavior Change Communication: What are we learning?

Behavior change communication (BCC) targeted at consumers and decision-makers in the household can address several of the barriers to purchase and consistent use of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels, raise awareness, and drive demand for solutions. This session will discuss the results from pilots using BCC and other promotional activities to drive purchase and […]