April 09, 2014
Location: Accra, Ghana

We would like to invite you to attend a workshop to discuss critical success factors for improved cookstove distribution from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 9 at the Best Western Premier Accra Airport Hotel, Quartey Papafio Avenue in Accra, Ghana.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves commissioned a study conducted by Practical Action Consulting (PAC) to examine lessons from different cookstove distribution models around the world and to explore a number of innovative distribution chains which the clean cooking sector could learn from.

The success of different types of distribution models reveal that one ideal model does not exist, but rather that different approaches can lead to the adoption of clean cooking solutions at scale. Past experiences also show that whether the initiative is led by a non-governmental organization (NGO), a multinational company, or a local entrepreneur, the engagement of local market actors, communities, and associations is vital to achieve scale.

This workshop will allow the Alliance, SNV, and PAC to share the preliminary findings of the study with a variety of sector stakeholders and distribution experts to gather input and insights which will be integrated into the final report and recommendations.

The objectives of the workshop include:
•    Participants gain a better understanding of different distribution models and elements for success in the cookstove sector and in other Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets;
•    Participants identify gaps and lessons that should be integrated into the final recommendations and report;
•    Worldwide lessons on the elements of successful cookstove distribution mechanisms are shared;
•    Main barriers and opportunities for distribution of products at the BoP are identified; and
•    Intervention ideas for enabling the scale up of effective distribution methods are generated.

This workshop will take place during a broader series of events hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in Accra. The Conference and Technology Exhibition will be available April 9-10.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you for your interest in this event.

INVITATION: To download the full invitation click here.

AGENDA: To download the full agenda click here.

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