It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the Clean Cooking Forum 2017. This year's theme Driving Demand - Delivering Impact will highlight the work that the clean cooking sector is doing to enhance awareness, demand, and use of cleaner and more efficient cookstoves and fuels. The Forum has become the premier global conference for sharing best-practices, developing innovative solutions, and forging new partnerships with global practitioners and influencers in the cookstoves, fuels, and related sectors.
Over 500 participants from the private sector, government, finance, civil society, academia, the UN, and donor community are expected to attend this year's conference. Co-hosted by the Alliance, Tata Trusts, TERI, and CLEAN, with collaboration from NITI Aayog and several Indian government ministries, this exciting biennial event will be held at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) in Delhi, India from October 24th-26th, 2017. The Forum will include informative sessions, plenaries, networking, site visits (27th and 28th), and an outdoor clean cooking exhibition. A number of pre-Forum sessions and a full day India Clean Cooking Forum will also take place at the IHC on Monday October 23rd, providing attendees with additional opportunities for learning and discussion.
The 2017 Forum comes at a critical time for the clean cooking sector, as we work to address the many health, energy access, climate, and humanitarian challenges caused by cooking with traditional cookstoves and fuels. Forum sessions and plenaries will address cost-effective and scalable clean cookstove and fuel interventions, as well as new business and financing models that can significantly improve lives, protect the environment, and reduce the burden of unpaid care work for women.
Register before August 1st to take advantage of the $100 early bird discount or to apply for a limited number of travel scholarships.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Forum!
Registration and Fees
The $300 Early Bird registration fee for the Forum includes entry to all breakout and plenary sessions, informal morning topical discussions, Forum meals (lunch and coffee breaks, welcome reception, and the cultural dinner event), the clean cookstoves and fuels exhibition, and networking sessions. Fees will rise to $400 after August 1st. Speakers are not required to pay the registration fee but must register. Please note that this registration fee does not include air or rail transportation to the Forum, hotel accommodations, site visits, or shipping fees to transport printed materials, cookstoves, and/or fuels for the exhibit. You may also indicate interest on the registration form in participating in the Cookstoves and Fuels Expo. If you require registration assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hotel and Travel
Please view a suggested list of hotels on the Clean Cooking Forum 2017 website. Should you wish, you may book hotel and flights via the Alliance's conference partner Indebo via the Forum accommodation registration form.
The Alliance is pleased to provide Forum participants with a selection of site visits to showcase the wide range of fuels, technologies, and business models that our partners and grantees are employing in the field. We will be offering a two-day/one night trip to Ahmedabad to visit pellet production and research facilities, women's cooperatives, solar projects, and a biomass cookstove manufacturing plant; an overnight trip to see women entrepreneur projects in Dholpur; and a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the world's most iconic landmarks. Local day trips will also be available around Delhi for those who wish to stay local.
Participants on overnight site visits will be responsible for transportation, accommodation, and food costs. Local trips will require a small fee to cover lunch and bus travel. The Alliance will share updates and registration details on site visits shortly.
The Alliance will be sending frequent communications regarding the Forum throughout the summer, with updates on sessions, the agenda, and site visits. Please visit www.cleancooking2017.org to stay current on the Forum agenda and send any inquiries to the following: http://www.cleancooking2017.org/
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