Women play a critical role in the cookstove value chain because of their central responsibility for managing household energy. As primary users of household energy products, such as cleaner cookstoves, women can catalyze the market as micro-entrepreneurs and small-sized enterprise owners through the distribution and delivery of clean energy technologies and after-sales services. However, they need proper support for their role as cookstove entrepreneurs.
The Alliance, in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), has created a set of indicators, methodologies, and tools for measuring the diverse social and economic impacts of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels initiatives. For users of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels, the social and economic impacts may include reductions […]
This note is part of a program on social and gender aspects of the development and promotion of clean stoves. Grounded in extensive research in Indonesia, the series consists of practical documents that can be used to integrate social and gender dimensions into work on clean stoves in East Asia and the Pacific and beyond. The target audience is clients and development partners active […]
Important progress has been made in recent years in developing a range of biomass cookstoves that reduce pollutant emissions and burn fuel more efficiently. These improved stoves have the potential to improve health and enhance the quality of life for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who still cook their meals and heat their homes by […]
The Efficient Fuel Wood Stoves for Nigeria Project involves the distribution of around 12,500 efficient wood-burning stoves (‘SAVE80’) and heat-retaining polypropylene boxes to replace inefficient traditional fireplaces in the Guinea Savannah Zone, Nigeria. The SAVE80 wood stove system is up to 80 % more efficient in its use of wood compared to traditional fireplaces, leading […]
The issue of women and access to modern energy services is real. A focus on energy and women’s health is critical for reducing child mortality and improving maternal health in a tangible, scalable, and sustainable way. One of the many ways we can meet our global target of providing universal access to energy is transitioning […]
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves recognizes that women have critical roles to play across the entire clean cooking value chain, and has explicitly prioritized women in their mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cookstoves and fuels. This Report Guide outlines […]
This presentation covers the problem, vision, mission, and goal of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Every day, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to power their rudimentary stoves, leading to 4 million deaths annually, wasted productivity, and environmental degradation. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves promotes a universal adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in order to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and preserve the environment.
This presentation provides an overview of the Guatemala market for clean cookstoves and fuels presented by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Country assessments help the Alliance enhance sector market knowledge and develop a strategy and approach to country-level interventions.
This toolkit was developed by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for their partners and stakeholders in Guatemala. It includes ten steps to developing a clean cookstoves and fuels market, from assessing the current state of the cookstoves and fuels market to learning from the progress and challenges of other countries.