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Kenya National Clean Cooking Strategy (KNCCS) Process Planning Workshop set to assist achieving “Universal Access to Clean Cooking by 2028”

20th February 2023

On 7th of February 2023, the Gamos East Africa team working with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme,  held its first Kenya National Clean Cooking Strategy (KNCCS) Process Planning workshop alongside the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP), through the Directorate of Renewable Energy. This workshop was in collaboration with partners GIZ, Agence Française de Développement (AfD), UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT), and Climate Compatible Growth (CCG).

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together the key stakeholders supporting the different aspects of work to discuss how their activities fit within the KNCCS development process and how they can jointly work to ensure quality and timely delivery of the process.

These partners are working closely with EED Advisory to develop a strategy with the objective to elaborate on the new and ambitious goals that will assist Kenya to achieve “Universal Access to Clean Cooking by 2028” and contribute to the NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) target to abate the emission of 2.8 MtCO2eq in 2030.

The workshop was attended by development partners; Jane Spencer, Dr Jon Leary, Beryl Onjala, and Syprose Ochieng from the MECS Programme, Dr Faith Wandera from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP), Daniel Wanjohi, Murefu Baraza and Ruth Gichuhi from EED Advisory, Jechoniah Kitala from Sustainable Energy Technical Assistance (SETA), Lindsay Umalla, Samiksha Nair from Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), Mariam Karanja, Fredrick Amariati, Maxwell Musoka, Florent Eveille and Valerie Ostheimer from GIZ, Nyokabi Gitahi from Agence Française de Développement (AfD), and Philomena Mitalo from Clean Cooking Association of Kenya (CCAK) who are supporting different aspects and contributing to the KNCCS development process. These include the KNCCS – the overarching strategy, Alternative Fuels Resource Assessment, eCooking Study and Strategy, Financing for the KNCCS & eCooking Strategy, Capacity building and Market Development for eCooking (eCAP), LPG Study, Sustainable Energy Technical Assistance (SETA), Biogas Studies, Knowledge Management Strategy, Consumer and enterprise financing, Clean cooking in institutions and businesses, Improved Cookstoves (ICS) Regulatory Framework, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC ) Strategy, and the Clean Cooking Delivery Unit.

Featured Image: Development partners supporting different studies contributing to the KNCCS development process, mapping possible areas of linkage between the different studies. Photo credit Dr Jon Leary (Gamos East Africa), (2023).

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