Discussion on Scaling Clean Cooking Solutions through Women's Empowerment
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstove invites you to an event to launch the Alliance’s new report, Scaling Adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions through Women’s Empowerment: A Resource Guide
A Panel Discussion on
Scaling Clean Cooking Solutions Through Women’s Empowerment
President & Founder
Director, Carbon & Impact Systems Development
The Paradigm Project
Gender & Markets Program Manager
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch Reception to follow
San Francisco, CA
The Alliance has developed a groundbreaking report, Scaling Adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions through Women’s Empowerment: A Resource Guide, for a wide-variety of sector stakeholders – including practitioners, donors, policymakers, multinational corporations, investors, and academic institutions – to increase their understanding of why women are critical and how to ensure they are included in every clean cooking value chain segment.
Although women are disproportionately impacted by dirty and inefficient cooking practices and reliance on biomass for fuel, they also are crucial partners in the widespread adoption and use of clean cooking solutions because of their central responsibility for cooking and managing household energy. Women have a role to play in every segment of the clean cooking value chain, and their involvement can increase project effectiveness and help scale adoption of products and services, while also impacting their livelihoods.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. Today a staggering 4 million people around the world die annually from exposure to smoke from inefficient cookstoves and women and children are disproportionately impacted. The Alliance’s ‘100 by 20’ goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance works with public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world. For more information on the Alliance, please visit www.cleancookstoves.org. For more information on the Resource Guide, please visit www.cleancookstoves.org/gender.