August 17, 2017
Location: Shangri La Hotel, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.
Country: Nepal


A new clean cooking project ‘Maximizing the Health Benefits of Clean Household Energy in Urban Nepal: A Demonstration Project’ is working to improve public health in Nepal, where household air pollution (HAP) accounts for over 18,000 deaths each year. The project aims to combat this through a series of measures to promote smoke-free kitchen communities. 

The project, supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a joint effort among the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, the World Health Organization, and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The project will include a focus on 1) estimating health benefits of reducing HAP for household members and the broader community and 2) informing and motivating future efforts to promote smoke-free household communities in urban Nepal for improving public health. Complementary market research and strengthening activities will also be undertaken to inform future behavior change, market development, and policy efforts that will support the sustained and widespread access to and adoption of clean household energy for maximum impact.

Please join us for a roundtable discussion to present a broad overview of the project, followed by an interactive brainstorming session to discuss strategies to accelerate and increase the penetration of cleaner energy devices in urban Nepalese homes.

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