SNV supports new, pioneering Clean Cooking Investment forum

September 2018


On 5-6 November 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance) and the Energy Private Developers Rwanda (EPD) will host the 2018 Clean Cooking Investment Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

About the Event

The Forum is a landmark, first-of-its-kind private sector-oriented conference to convene business leaders, investors, donors and government representatives to collaborate on developing an industry at scale to deliver affordable, modern, clean cooking solutions around the world, with a special focus on East Africa.

The event is supported by the Ministry of Infrastructure Rwanda (MININFRA), the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the EU Delegation in Rwanda, GIZ Energising Development programme(EnDEV), SNV, Shell Foundation, BFZ and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP).

Focus of the GACC

This year’s Global Tracking Framework update in Lisbon revealed that the progress towards universal access to clean cooking solutions is barely keeping pace with population growth. At the same time, there are new innovative business models emerging with viable solutions to clean cooking but require further investment for scaling up.

This event aims to scale up all efforts to identify, support and finance businesses that have the potential to massively expand this still nascent sector. The event will inform and influence the private sector and those with the ability to accelerate access to quality solutions through viable business models at scale.

SNV at the Event

The final agenda is still to be agreed, however SNV will participate in the programme sharing with the audience lessons learnt from our project experience in the clean cooking sector where we have applied a market based approach. It is also proposed that  SNV will demonstrate how innovative financing methods such as Results-based financing can accelerate the clean cooking sector.

This page will be updated with the final programme once it has been agreed.

Examples of SNV’s work in the clean cooking sector

  • More than 90% of the approximately 48 million people in Tanzania rely on biomass –mostly firewood and charcoal- as their primary fuel for cooking. Read about our Tanzania Improved Cookstoves project which facilitates the sustainable market entry of Matawi stoves. 
  • As a part of its energy sector activities in Cambodia, SNV brings advanced clean cooking technologies that are cleaner, healthier, more energy efficient, and safer than traditional cookstoves.
  • In Kenya, more than 8,300 children die every year as a result of acute lower respiratory infections including pneumonia, caused by the use of solid fuels. Reas how SNV is using innovative finace - RBF to accelate clean Cookstove Market in this country. 


Martijn Veen

Global Sector Coordinator Sustainable Energy Markets

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