Webinar: Clean Cooking – Towards an Enabling Policy Framework

Webinar: Clean Cooking – Towards an Enabling Policy Framework

Organized by International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Clean Cooking Alliance. Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 13.00 West African Time. Moderator: Ewah Eleri, Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development. Panel: > Sheila Mapilele, FUNAE – Fundo de Energia, Mozambique > Jechoniah Kitala, Practical Action, Kenya > Michael Ahimbisibwe, Clean Cooking Alliance, Uganda > Huzi Mshelia, Nigeria > Colm Faye, Clean Cooking Alliance CLICK HERE TO JOIN MEETING Recently, Nigeria launched an Energy Transition Plan. The Plan makes a long-term commitment to achieve carbon neutrality and end energy poverty. This will lift 100 million people out of poverty, drive economic growth, and bring modern energy services to the entire population. Providing universal access to clean cooking energy services is central to the goal of the Plan. As part of efforts to reach national clean cooking goals, the Federal Government has committed to developing an enabling policy framework for the growth of access to clean cooking. The government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee to develop a comprehensive clean cooking policy. As Nigeria seeks to build a toolbox of policy instruments to achieve universal access to clean cooking, it seeks to anchor this effort on international best practices. This webinar brings together key clean cooking policy experts from Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda and Nepal to discuss the nuts and bolts of effective policies that enable the rapid transition to clean cooking. What are achievable national targets? What incentives and regulations enable rapid clean cooking uptake? What is the role of the state versus the private sector? What financing mechanisms...
Nigeria needs single policy to address clean cooking challenges, says Eleri

Nigeria needs single policy to address clean cooking challenges, says Eleri

Ewah Eleri is the Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) and top member of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC), a public private partnership. He spoke to CHINEDUM UWAEGBULAM on efforts to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) commitments. Traditional cooking with firewood and other polluting fuels are claiming lives, destroying the environment and putting a burden on women. Do we have clear-cut policies and strategies for low carbon energy development in Nigeria?According to available statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO), smoke from the kitchen leads to 95,300 deaths yearly in Nigeria. After malaria and HIV/Aids, indoor air pollution is possibly Nigeria’s third highest killer. For those who survive the smoke there are serious health consequences. Children born to women who are exposed during pregnancy, risk low birth weight, impaired mental abilities and birth defects. In many ways, the lack of access to clean cooking is Nigeria’s silent energy crisis. But the costs are primarily borne by women. In many parts of the country, women and girls are responsible for fetching firewood. This is time that they could go schooling and doing other empowerment opportunities. Besides the drudgery of collecting firewood, women and girls also bear the additional burden of inhaling the deadly smoke. Curiously, issues of clean cooking hardly make it to the priority list of energy policy making. Beyond the health impacts, Nigeria has 3.5 per cent yearly rate of deforestation and loses approximately 350,000 – 400,000 hectares per year. The widespread use of wood for cooking contributes a sizeable share of deforestation, alongside expanding agriculture, bush...
FG moves to develop national policy on clean cooking

FG moves to develop national policy on clean cooking

  In a renewed effort to meet Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) commitments, the Federal Government has established a committee to develop a national policy on clean cooking and meeting universal access. The Federal Ministry of Environment inaugurated the National Clean Cooking Committee under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change. The committee comprised of key stakeholders in the public sector, private institutions, development partners and civil society organisations among others. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Musa Hassan, represented by Director of Human Resources, Mr. L. T. Adigwe, during his inaugural speech said the committee would tackle some of the complex issues that the clean cooking sector is facing, from the lack of an enabling environment to strengthening supply and demand of clean cooking in the country. According to him “over 75 per cent of Nigeria’s population still rely on solid fuel for their household cooking and heating needs, which poses threat to the health and safety of end-users, mainly women often accompanied by their children.” He attributed the lack of policy coherence and clear institutional leadership as a major barrier to realising the potential of clean cooking in the country. Hassan called for joint and cooperative efforts to tackle the problem of inefficient cooking nationally and globally as no individual organisation can confront the phenomenon alone. He assured that his ministry would continue to collaborate, support and provide the required leadership in ensuring a viable clean cooking sector in Nigeria. Earlier, the Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Iniobong Abiola-Awe, said: “Nigeria as a signatory to the United...
Federal Government of Nigeria Inaugurates National Clean Cooking Committee

Federal Government of Nigeria Inaugurates National Clean Cooking Committee

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Friday, May 27, 2022 inaugurated the National Clean Cooking Committee under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change. The committee is saddled with the task of developing a national policy on clean cooking and meeting the federal government’s goal of universal access. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Engr. Musa Hassan represented by Mr. L. T. Adigwe, Director of Human Resources, Federal Ministry of Environment during his inaugural speech mentioned that the committee is inaugurated to tackle some of the complex issues that the clean cooking sector is facing, from the lack of an enabling environment, to strengthening the supply and demand of clean cooking in Nigeria. According to him “over 75% of Nigeria’s population still rely on solid fuel for their household cooking and heating needs and this poses threat to the health and safety of end-users, mainly women often accompanied by their children”.He attributed the lack of policy coherence and clear institutional leadership as a major barrier to realizing the potentials of clean cooking in Nigeria. He called on joint and cooperative efforts to tackle the problem of inefficient cooking nationally and globally as no individual organisation can confront the phenomenon alone. While inaugurating the committee, he assured that his Ministry will continue to collaborate, support and provide the required leadership role in ensuring a viable clean cooking sector in Nigeria. In her welcome address, the Director of the Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Iniobong Abiola-Awe stated that “Nigeria as a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) and the Paris agreement has...
Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 in Abuja

Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 in Abuja

Unison voice among stakeholders: the need of the hour is to upscale Made-in-Nigeria Clean Cookstoves!   Highlights The Federal Ministry of Environment and Nigerian Alliance for clean cookstoves resolved to continue to work on expanding access to clean cooking solutions in Nigeria The legislative arm of government will work with the executive arm to ensure adequate legislation that supports small and medium scale clean cookstoves manufacturers in line with the Made –in –Nigeria campaign LPG is a key factor in the National Gas Policy and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum plans to support the availability and distribution of LPG nationwide There is a need for a change in LPG cylinder’s market structure. An exchange system rather than a purchase system is recommended Adequate financing is urgently needed to scale up domestic production of clean cookstoves Standards and labelling of clean cookstoves is key in expanding the market Clean cookstoves should be upscaled in humanitarian as well as early recovery contexts The Federal Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, organized the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 where a new course was charted for the promotion of Made-in-Nigeria clean cookstoves. The event which was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja had in attendance over 200 stakeholders from government, the private sector, NGOs/CSOs, finance institutions, the international community as well as the media. The forum was unanimous in supporting the efforts of the Federal government to scale up domestic production of clean cooking solutions in Nigeria as well as contributes to meeting the country’s obligation to the United Nations climate change agreement...
NACC holds Social Media Training for  Partners

NACC holds Social Media Training for Partners

Clean cookstoves entrepreneurs and other NACC partners in Nigeria participated in an innovative social media workshop designed to help them to enhance their advocacy and marketing of their clean cookstoves/fuels in order to achieve better results. The training workshop was intended to infuse professional approaches in the use of social media, to raise awareness about, create demand for and serve customers effectively. It is no longer news that social media has come to stay! In today’s world where everything is migrating online, partners of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will be left behind if customers cannot find their products or services online. In the words of Bill Gates, “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business”! To this end, one-day in-person social media training was organized by Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Abuja, to equip partners of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves with tools for an effective online presence and a strategic social media management plan for their businesses. It was emphasized that social media tools will be effective if they are differentiated in content suiting to various audiences and used along with other modes of communication such as print media, radio, word of the mouth etc. Participants worked through a series of “learn by doing” sessions on defining a winning social media strategy, effective presence on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn, and how to automate the processes in these social media platforms. The training also covered the basics of blogging, measuring social media metrics for success and shared useful/free tools for digital marketing...