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In order to create a sustainable efficient and clean cooking market, there is an increased emphasis on the support to the private sector development including results-based financing and support on value chain integration on the supply side.
Following this approach, the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion project has engaged and incentivized a number of international-local manufacturer-distributor consortia to bring 4 new quality efficient biomass cookstoves to the Ugandan market.
But, do they actually sell? And is the approach scalable? The presentation will review the implementation progress and the lessons learned so far, including the findings from a recently completed consumer behavioral diagnostic study on potential demand-generating activities to complement the supply side activities implemented to date.
Ms. Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Practice Manager, Africa Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank
Ms. Dana Rysankova, Global Lead Energy Access, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank
Mr. Besnik Hyseni, Energy Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank.
Besnik focuses on the Efficient, Clean Cooking and Heating and the Global Facility on Mini Grids initiatives as a member of the Energy Access team within the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). He manages the portfolio and technical review for these initiatives, and supports to World Bank teams on these topics, as well as facilitates knowledge management aspects. Previously, in the World Bank’s Africa region, Besnik supported the coordination of the Africa Clean Cooking Energy Solutions (ACCES) and the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion project. Besnik brings six years of World Bank-specific operational and analytical work experience in energy access and household energy—clean cooking, off-grid electrification, in particular—and economic analysis of power projects. Besnik holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a MA in International Economic Policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
Ms. Yabei Zhang, Sr. Energy Specialist, ESMAP, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank
Mr. Richard H. Hosier, Sr. Energy Specialist, Africa Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank
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In this Commentary, Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), discusses the urgent need for investments towards energy access. On clean cooking she observes:
Across the 20 countries with the largest clean cooking access gaps, representing 84% of those without access globally, the committed annual finance that can be tracked is in the tens of millions of dollars, compared with an estimated annual investment need of at least $4.4bn.
This inability to close the clean cooking investment gap has become a severe development problem – impacting on health, women’s time and natural resources. But it is one with solutions on offer. We need to examine how best to create big markets for affordable clean fuels and much more attention needs to be given to consumer finance, distributor finance, leasing and other mechanisms that have been used to open up markets to those on low incomes in other aspects of basic services. If we include the bundling of clean cooking into safety net payments and invest in innovative cook stove technologies, then this situation could improve rapidly.
The full commentary can be accessed on this link http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/the-time-to-invest-in-energy-access-is-now/?deliveryName=DM5334
I'd like to draw your attention to the above knowldge brief by Inge C. van den Berg, senior oil and gas specialist at the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project within the World Bank Group’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. The blog shares lessons from operations in this sector. I have pasted the abstract below.
Adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a clean cooking solution is lagging behind Kenya's 2030 development goal, despite several government initiatives along the LPG value chain. Until now, the government's strategy focused on reducing the cost of LPG and increasing its use among lower-income Kenyans. Sustainable uptake may be accelerated by taking vigorous regulatory steps to reduce the consumer price and minimize unlicensed LPG sales. Some measures include reviewing the economics underpinning the intervention, creating an enabling environment for LPG adoption by upper- and middle-income groups, developing annual uptake targets, and devising a better metric to measure progress.
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