The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP), in collaboration with the Clean Cooking Association of Kenya (CCAK) and their esteemed partners, is gearing up for the fourth installment of Clean Cooking Week. This event, which is scheduled to run from October 24th to October 26th, 2023, at the Nyayo Gardens in Nakuru County, Kenya, is poised to lead the way in advocating for cleaner and healthier cooking solutions in the country.
Under the theme “Advancing Clean Cooking Innovations for Widespread Access to Cleaner Cooking Solutions – Invest, Innovate, Engage, and Transform,” Clean Cooking Week 2023 holds a central role in addressing the pressing issue of access to clean cooking solutions in Kenya.
On a global scale, an alarming 2.4 billion people lack access to clean cooking facilities, leading to severe implications for health, the environment, climate, and gender equality.
In Kenya, despite an ambitious target of achieving universal access to modern cooking solutions by 2028, the clean cooking sector still lags behind. The Ministry of Health attributes more than 23,000 annual deaths to Household Air Pollution, primarily caused by traditional cooking methods.
CCAK, a non-profit business association established in 2012, has been a leading advocate for clean cooking solutions in Kenya. They work in partnership with the government, private sector, and development allies to create conducive policies and market conditions while also enhancing the capabilities of their members and stakeholders to expedite the adoption of efficient and clean cooking solutions on a universal scale.
Clean Cooking Week 2023 will continue its collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and key stakeholders to champion clean cooking solutions. The event will encompass dialogues with both national and county governments, knowledge exchange, and media involvement to raise extensive awareness and accelerate access to clean cooking solutions by 2028.
Throughout the week, emphasis will be placed on promoting innovative changes in clean cooking solutions, stimulating investments in the cooking sub-sector, and acknowledging excellence in planning and funding for clean cooking initiatives. The event is anticipated to attract around 400 participants.