June 26, 2013
Location: Bonn, Germany

June 26-28, 2013
Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum
Progress towards the “100 million by 2020” goal
Bonn, Germany

During the last two years, the topic of clean cooking has gained tremendous momentum on the international agenda with the 2010 creation of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves . The Alliance seeks to enable 100 million households to adopt clean cooking solutions by the year 2020. More efficient and alternative cooking energy systems are under continuous development - however, access to affordable, sustainable and clean cooking energy for two thirds of the world’s population still remains a challenge. Therefore, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves invite you to the Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum. The conference will build upon the discussions held at the March 2013 International Clean Cooking Forum in Cambodia.

Objective of the Forum
The Forum intends to arrive at a set of best practice recommendations to strengthen the commitment of European partners and build new partnerships with and within the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Around 150 representatives from relevant ministries, the private sector and non-governmental organizations in European and developing countries, as well as implementing agencies are invited to develop recommendations on how best to advance and harmonize their contributions to reach the “100 million by 2020” goal by boosting sustainable markets for modern cooking energy along the entire value chain from fuel production to energy use.

Topics in Focus

How to further contribute to the “100 million by 2020” goal?
The forum will map the European commitments, interventions, and achievements to date. The various approaches of interventions and monitoring systems in place will be discussed; needs and means of harmonization and further commitment will be defined.

How to create vibrant markets? The public and private sector perspective
After decades of national and international support both from public sector and NGO side, access to modern cooking energy still is far too low. The participants will develop a clearer understanding of the role, potential and boundaries of the international and local private sector players complementary to policy and capacity development instruments which are key for vibrant and strong market dynamics. The forum aims at developing a deeper understanding of what the private sector can do and where the public sector needs to provide support.

What is the state of the art in the cooking energy sector?
The forum will provide expert insights into latest technology developments as well as best practices of promotingthe entire value chain of cooking energy from fuels to changing cooking behavior.

Registration Procedure

  • An official letter of invitation and the draft programme will be sent out at the end of March. Registration will open thereafter.
  • The conference is by invitation only, but please feel free to forward this “Save the Date” within your organization. Additional contacts for invitation letters or any queries should be sent to: hera@giz.de.