Date: October 11th – 13th 2022
Location: Accra, Ghana & Online
Description: The Clean Cooking Forum was co-hosted by the Clean Cooking Alliance and the Government of Ghana from October 11th to 13th in Accra, Ghana.
The goal of this event was to mobilise the necessary funding, partnerships, and policies to achieve clean cooking for all and accelerate progress toward global climate and development goals.
On day one of the forum, GWNET Communications Manager, Davina Ngei, moderated a panel titled “Growing People, Growing Businesses, Growing Economies,” which discussed the economic opportunity of clean cooking, the job opportunities associated with the sector and the skills and talent gap this has highlighted, along with exploring solutions to ensure the necessary workforce to provide affordable, accessible clean cooking solutions to billions of people around the world.
The panelists in this session included:
- Kigen Chelimo, Principal, Arcadia/Open Capital Advisors
- Sarah Stever, Country Director of Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and the Gambia, C-Quest Capital
- Adaku Ufere, Chief of Party, USAID & Power Africa West Africa Energy Program at Deloitte
Additionally, on day 3 of the forum, GWNET, in partnership with the Clean Cooking Alliance and Sustainable Energy for All co-organised a networking session for participants of the “Women in Clean Cooking” mentorship program, which brought together 20 – 30 participants for an opportunity to network, share projects, and discuss mentoring experiences.