Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Conference

Part of the co2balance team spent today attending the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuel Conference in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance’s goal is to catalyze the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by households through a market-based approach that will achieve the following objectives:

  • Reduce household air pollution
  • Reduce environmental degradation
  • Empower women and improve livelihoods

20140204_161045[1]The meeting kicked off with presentations from the US Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec as well as representatives from the United Nations and the Kenyan Government. These were proceeded by informative talks ranging from the recent Customer Segmentation Study conducted by co2balance  to clean cookstove standards, distribution models and financing options.

It is safe to say that after a full day of talks all the delegates, including co2balance, left with a lot to think about and a renewed sense of purpose to achieve the target of 7 million households in Kenya using improved cookstoves by 2020.

Left to Right:
Charles Ruto, Moses Maina
and Lloyd Archer
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UK Energy Exposure Day for DFID advisors

Yesterday afternoon, Co2balance attended the UK Energy Exposure Day for DFID advisors at the Bloomberg conference centre in London. The focal point of the conference was energy access and infrastructure development in Africa. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with project developers and donor organisations, share business ideas, discuss sources of funding and learn about the latest advances in off-grid technologies and policy. Hopefully, this will lead to new opportunities for us in the future and we look forward to taking part in the next event.