Development cooperation , 08.10.2015

Project support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


Finland joined in 2011 the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation and launched by minister Clinton in 2010 to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance’s market-based approach is based on a theory of change for the clean cooking sector: by fostering an enabling environment, strengthening supply, and enhancing demand. Finland has supported the Alliance's work by supporting the secretariat as well as through co-operation in the Andean area during 2011-2014 with 1,5 million euros. The project support approved now will be targeted towards improved health and environmental impacts across the fuel value chain, empowering women, strengthening supply of clean cookstoves and fuels, as well as to recognize cookstoves and fuels as a global health, environment, and women’s issue on par with other global development challenges. The primary beneficiaries are women in developing countries. With the support from Finland the Alliance will e.g. arrange training and workshops, conduct investment analysis and provide small grants to selected enterprises.

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Funding decision  08.10.2015

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Energy policy and administrative management 50%
  • Environmental policy and administrative management 22%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 28%

Special target group

  • women

Funding channel

UN Foundation



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