PROGRAM – DAY 1
9:00 – 10:00 WAT
Arrival and Registration of Participants/Tea & Coffee
10:00 – 11:30 WAT
The lack of access to clean cooking is Nigeria’s silent energy crisis. Despite significant energy resource endowment, only one in ten households in Nigeria cook with clean cooking energy sources and technologies, such as electricity, LPG or improved biomass stoves. Traditional cooking with firewood is claiming about 100,000 lives annually. After Malaria and Hiv/Aids, it is the third highest killer of women and children. The widespread use of fuelwood for cooking in traditional three-stone stoves contributes to the loss of nearly 400,000 hectares of forests annually. Already emissions from residential cooking represent about 55 million metric tonnes CO2e and about 700,000 metric tonnes of PM2.5 emissions, a major source of Short-lived Climate Pollutants.
If current policies are allowed to continue, by 2030 60% of all households in Nigeria will still be cooking with traditional forms of fuelwood use. Only two percent would have made the transition to cooking with electricity, while a paltry one percent will cook with improved cookstoves. Under a business-as-usual scenario, smoke from Nigeria’s kitchen will be responsible for the premature death of 384, 000 people by 2030. If Nigeria does not change course on clean cooking access, emissions from cooking will amount to about 72 million metric tonnes of CO2e and will produce short-lived climate pollutants of over 900 metric tonnes PM2.5 emissions. Full scale action on clean cooking energy alone can almost account for nearly all of Nigeria’s unconditional emission reduction commitment to the Paris Agreement.
In October 2021, stakeholders met under the National Clean Cooking Forum and identified barriers to the expansion of access to clean cooking to include a) weak supply chains both for LPG and other fuels and technologies such as improved cookstoves and ethanol fuels; b) inadequate demand especially at the poorest segment of the cooking energy market, exacerbated by growing poverty; and c) a policy and institutional landscape that discourages access expansion.
11:30 – 12:00 WAT
Tour of Exhibition stands
Creating an enabling policy environment for clean cooking in Nigeria
Clean cooking energy for all is not only possible but a right for all citizens. The Federal Government has made a commitment to develop a policy framework for clean cooking. Policies are important enablers for adoption of clean cooking both at the household and institutions levels.
In this session, the draft clean cooking policy document for Nigeria will be presented. Key international and national policy experts will give their perspective on components of the policy document.
CEO, Clean Energy and Safe Environment Initiative and National Coordinator, NDC Partnership –
Presentation of draft National Clean Cooking Policy
Prince Semiu Adeniran
Statistician General of the Federation, National Bureau of Statistics
Mallam Farouk Salim
Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria
Head of Programmes, NESP, GIZ
Prof. E. J. Bala
Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria
Dr Sanusi Ohiare
Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund
Programme Manager, LPG Expansion Implementation Programme, Office of the Vice President
Dr. Iniobong Abiola-Awe
Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment and Executive Chairman, Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC).
Engr. Shehu Bello
Director, Department of Agriculture, Land and Climate Change Management Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
13:00 – 14:00 WAT
Breakout session to Discuss the Draft Clean Cooking Policy
Here various components of the policy will be discussed, and stakeholders viewpoints presented.
LPG working Group
Mr. Olumide Fatoki, Head of Unit, (On-&Off-Grid), Sustainable Energy Access, NESP, GIZ (Chairman)
Biomass Working Group
Habiba Ali, CEO, Sosai Renewable Energy Ltd (Chairman)
Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Working Group
Femi Oye, CEO, SMEFunds Ltd (Chairman)
Financing/New Payment System Working Group
Suraj Wahab, CEO, Toyola Energy Services Ltd (Chairman)
Cross Cutting Issues– Contribution to the Economy, Gender, Awareness, Innovation, Social Inclusion
15:00 – 16:00 WAT
Presentation of highlights of breakout discussions from all Working Groups
Promoting State-level actions on clean cooking
While much of the clean cooking activities have occurred at the federal level, not much support has been made to implement clean cooking expansion activities within states. However, some states have developed a strategy to mobilize resources, build local capacity, increase awareness, etc. In this session, representatives from six states representing all the geo-political zones in Nigeria will present their clean cooking action plans and advocacy activities. They will also discuss their motivations for promoting access to clean cooking fuels and technologies in their states, and present current and planned activities.
Shasore Shola Mosumola
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Lagos State (South West)
Dr. Stephen Odoh
Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry
Ebonyi State (South East)
Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali
Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), (North East)
Director, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Niger State (North Central)
Dr. Edu Efiom
Director, Forestry Commission, Cross river State (South South)
Idris Muazu Ibrahim
Deputy Director, Ministry of Environment and National Resources
Kaduna State (North West)
17:00 – 17:30 WAT
Tea & Coffee Break/Wrap up
End of Day 1