April 13, 2016
Location: Online Webinar
Country: Bangladesh

Please join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) for a webinar to share findings on distribution business models in the 2nd round of the Pilot Innovation Fund.

In 2013, the Alliance supported the first Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF) grants to finance the proof-of-concept of innovative approaches along the value chain in order to strengthen supply and enhance demand for clean cookstoves and fuels. In return for seed capital to finance and pilot these innovations, recipients are required to document lessons learned and share results to advance awareness of scalable solutions in the sector.

Join this webinar to learn more about various distribution channels tested by a sub-set of PIF Round II grantees: Emerging Cooking Solutions (ECS) in Zambia and Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy (RRE) in Bangladesh. Each worked to finalize a distribution model that would be most effective to their business.

  • ECS, a pellet manufacturing company, will discuss the results of distribution through an employer backed finance & distribution channel, informal women’s groups and informal retail networks.
  • RRE, a solar home distributor in Bangladesh will focus on their efforts to add improved cookstoves to their current networks and their pivot to focus on a partnership with Rural Services Foundation and distributing stoves through a network of women entrepreneurs.


Mattias Ohlson, Chief Operating Officer, Emerging Cooking Solutions

Quazi Ahmad Faruque, Manager, Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy and Rural Services Foundation


Stevie Valdez, Manager- Impact Investing & Market Development, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Asna Tofiq, Regional Market Manager- Bangladesh, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves 

Instructions for joining the webinar:

This webinar will be conducted in English via Soundpath GlobalMeet. You can register for the webinar in order to receive a follow up email with a link to the recording and materials here. To join, please click the “Connect Me” link below to easily connect to both web and audio. We recommend using the “Call My Computer” option for audio access.

If you are unable to access the audio through the “Call My Computer” option and there is no local access number available for your country below, you can call the USA Toll Free number (1-877-211-3621) from Skype. Please be sure to enter the guest passcode: 9749723246.

For those who are not able to join on the date of the webinar, a recording will be made available on the Alliance’s YouTube channel.