Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


Name of initiative Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
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Starting year 2010
End year
Secretariat UN Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20006, Leslie Black Cordes, phone:1 202.887.9040, e-mail:
Organisational structure The Alliance is guided by a Leadership Council and an Advisory Council composed of select high-level stakeholders, donors and experts who advise the Alliance in all strategic matters, including decisions related to its mission, programmatic focus, growth, and development. The day-to-day work is led by a Team of professionals,
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UN Foundation
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Public-private parntership hosted by UN Foundation of government, IO, NGO and private sector organisations aiming to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cook stoves in the developing world. The Alliance relies on grants and investments from governments, corporations, foundations, civil society, investors, and individuals to support its work to spur the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels during Phase II (2015-2017). Donor governments currently provide the largest share of the Alliance’s annual program funding, however foundations and the private sector represent a growing share of the Initiative’s grant and investment resources. In addition, non-governmental organizations, the United Nations, multilateral agencies, and the private sector also play a major role in supporting the Alliance’s advocacy, research, governance, and implementation efforts.
Objectives The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments toward the goal of universal adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Its ambitious but achievable 10-year goal is to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.

The Alliance and its partners are working to establish a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions by addressing the market barriers that impede the production, deployment, and use of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in developing countries. By providing a roadmap for concerted action and measurable results that can change the lives of nearly three billion people around the world. Core competencies include: Catalyzing the Sector and Brokering Partnerships – convene stakeholders around a central strategy for addressing the issue and foster connections among diverse constituencies; - Mobilizing Resources – Attract new partners, expertise, and funding to the sector; - Increasing Investments – Build capacity of the sector to be ‘investment ready’, and raise the profile of the issue within the investment community; - Championing the Sector and Advocating for Change – Advance clean cooking solutions on national and international agendas, and advocate for national and local governments to create a favorable policy and regulatory environment; - Promoting International Standards and Strengthening Testing Centers – Help develop and implement emissions, efficiency, and safety standards for cookstoves and build capacity within national and regional knowledge and testing centers; - Coordinating Sector Knowledge and Promoting Research in the Sector – Commission, collect, and coordinate research within the sector and related fields to build the evidence base for policies and programs that promote cleaner and more efficient cookstove technologies and fuels.

Activities Address the global needs to reach large scale adoption.

Targets countries that emphasize market-based solutions. Coordinate a global plan across all key sectors.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Technical operational implementation (ex-post), Goal setting (ex-ante)
Comments on indicators and goals Its ambitious but achievable 10-year goal is to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.
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Participants Number Names
Members 36  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 36 AfriWealth ImpEx Limited (Nigeria),  Ayodejirich Int'l Ltd. (Nigeria),  Arctic Research Center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district (Russia),  Bansal Industries (India),  Center for Initiative and Development - CFID (Nigeria),  CerâMica Nova MacuáCua (Mozambique),  Climate and Clean Air Coalition - CCAC (France),  Clinton Global Initiative (USA),  Cooking for Life (USA),  Eco Consultancy & Research (Kenya),  Every Woman Every Child (USA),  Global Bioenergy Partnership (Italy),  Global LPG Partnership (USA),  Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (Switzerland),  Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (USA),  Sustainable Energy for All (Denmark),  World Access to Modern Energy – Milan Expo 2015 (Italy),  World LPG Association (France),  People's Dialogue on Human Settlements (Ghana),  EnerGeek (Indonesia),  Environment Media Agenda - EMA (Tanzania),  SG Foundation Keonjhar Odisha (India),  International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development - ICENECDEV (Cameroon),  Enterprising World Kenya (Kenya),  Green Air Fire Solutions (Kenya),  Fogosports (USA),  Make It Green Solutions AB (Sweden),  Mma Eunice Owenson Foundation (Nigeria),  Sanitation and Hygiene Education Initiative (Nigeria),  Cerâmica Nova Macuácua (Mozambique),  GS-Consulting (Denmark),  Fundacion Entorno (Ecuador),  Wildlife Trust of India (India),  Rural Country Development Organization - RUCODE (Uganda),  Soil and Environmental Health Ghana (Ghana),  Yonsei Climate Finance Institute (South Korea),  Energy Private Developers - EPD (Rwanda),  .
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 The Alliance relies on grants and investments from governments,  corporations,  foundations,  civil society,  investors,  and individuals.
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 1 July 2020 12:57:00

Not only have national states as participators