Alliance Welcome: Opening Plenary and State of the Sector


Anita Erskine, Television Presenter and Communications Entrepreneur, Ghana


Nicholas Manu, CookClean Ltd., Board Chairman, Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Brian Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Pamela Abdulai, Ghana Girl Guides

Keynote Speakers

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum, Ghana, Republic of Ghana

Special Presentation

Radha Muthiah, CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Panel: A Dynamic Sector: Accelerating Markets. Scaling Solutions.

Anita Erskine
, Television Presenter and Communications Entrepreneur, Ghana

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. William Checkley, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group
Ben Good, Chief Executive Officer, GVEP International
David Martin, General Manager of Production, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria
Boston Nyer, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Burn Manufacturing
Suraj Wahab, Founder and CEO, Toyola Energy Group

This plenary will convey a sense of the past and future of the cookstoves and fuels sector. A broad overview of the past five years, and predictions for the sector moving forward, will  provide long-standing partners and first timers  with a sense of perspective on the achievements to date and prospects for the future of the clean cooking sector.  Speakers will provide their assessment of how the sector has changed with the advent of the Alliance, and offer their thoughts on what’s promising and where we need to course correct for the future in order to reach scale.