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Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2022

Join the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking (NACC) and key stakeholders for the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum taking place in Abuja, Nigeria from October 6-7, 2022.

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The two-day Forum brings together key policymakers, private sector leaders, research institutions, civil society stakeholders and international partners to discuss the draft clean cooking policy document and plans towards sustainable energy transition. The Forum will also take stock of current status of clean cooking activities in the country especially at the state level; discuss how to leverage on carbon financing to expand access to clean cooking solutions and how to promote clean cooking in humanitarian settings. Exhibition of clean cookstoves and fuels will take place concurrently with discussions.

Day 1, October 6th
Day 2, October 7th
Day 1, October 6th


9:00 – 10:00 WAT

Arrival and Registration of Participants/Tea & Coffee

10:00 – 11:30 WAT

Opening Session

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

Session 1:
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.


Huzi Mshelia

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

Duke Benjamin

Head of Programmes, NESP, GIZ

Prof. E. J. Bala

Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria

Dr Sanusi Ohiare

Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund

Dayo Adeshina

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


Session 2:
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

Session 3:
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)

Isah Mohammed
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)
(South South)

17:00 – 17:30 WAT

Tea & Coffee Break/Wrap up

End of Day 1
Day 2, October 7th


9:00 – 10:00 WAT

Arrival/Registration/Tea and Coffee

10:00 – 12:00 WAT

Accessing Carbon Finance for clean cooking solutions in Nigeria

In several countries, access to carbon finance has helped in lowering the retail cost of clean cookstoves. Under the defunct CDM, projects obtained CERs – or carbon credits for over ten or twenty-one-year periods. A regular Jiko with Tier 2 standard could deliver about three CERs, often sufficient to pay for the total cost of distribution and retailing of these stoves. By paying the total or partial cost of these stoves, poorer households are able to transit to cleaner cooking. While the financing framework for the Paris Agreement is yet to be finalized, project developers are using Gold Standard and bilateral carbon financing deals.
Carbon traders are rekindling interest in Nigeria. One of the emerging opportunities in the Nigeria Clean Cooking Industry is the interest of key organizations such as Impact Carbon, Marubeni Corporation, Up Energy Group, and others in developing carbon assets from the clean cooking industry.

In this session, a keynote speaker will discuss international perspectives on financing clean cooking. Key carbon finance organisations with presence in Nigeria will also present their current activities and future plans.

Keynote speaker:

Lindsay Caldwell Umalla
Senior Portfolio Manager, Ventures Team, Clean Cooking Alliance

12:00 – 13:00 WAT


13:00 – 15:00 WAT

Presentation of highlights of breakout discussions from all Working Groups

Session 5:
Energy access and the humanitarian situation in Nigeria

What is the status of the humanitarian situation in Nigeria? What is the basic framework for meeting the energy needs of Nigerians especially for IDPs, returnees and host communities? What are the international response measures and what lessons can we learn? This session discusses the humanitarian response to the energy challenges of crisis affected communities.

Keynote speaker:

Elif G. Demir
Planning and Coordination Lead, Global Platform for Action (GPA) on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (SAFE Coordinator), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Netherlands.

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