Plenary: Clean Cookstoves and Fuels: Delivering Benefits for Health, Gender, Livelihoods, and the Environment

Keynote Speech

Grant Shapps, Minister of State, UK Department for International Development


Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPOWER hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute


Ms. Nana Kofi Abuna V, Chief and Queen Mother of Essipon Traditional Area
Md. Tajul Islam
, MP and Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Bangladesh
Wanjiku Manyara, General Manager, Petroleum Institute of East Africa
Juan Carlos Paiz, Co-Founder and President, Pani-Fresh, Guatemala
François Pujolas, Ambassador of France to Ghana
Fei Wang, Director of the Rural Energy and Environment Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, China


This panel will demonstrate the numerous opportunities that exist to integrate clean cookstoves and fuels into related sectors to deliver mutual benefits in the areas of health, gender, livelihoods, and the environment. Over the past five years, the Alliance has demonstrated the range of positive impacts that can result from the use of clean or efficient cookstoves and fuels through pilot projects and academic research studies. This growing base of evidence and market infrastructure has created opportunities for related organizations to integrate these technologies and fuels into their normal operations to further their own objectives. Speakers will discuss how clean and efficient cooking aligns with their agenda and the steps they are taking to mainstream this intervention into everyday operations to deliver greater impact.

Location: Ridge Arena Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am Grant Shapps Wanjira Mathai Nana Kofi Abuna V Md Tajul Islam Juan Carlos Paiz François Pujolas Fei Wang