GACC Clean Cooking Forum 2017

GACC Clean Cooking Forum 2017

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) in partnership with Tata trust, Teri and other stakeholders are organizing the Clean Cooking Forum 2017 from October 24-28 in New Delhi, India, with the theme “Driving Demand, Delivering Impact” of cleaner and more efficient cookstoves and fuels. The Clean Cooking Forum will bring together over 500 global leaders and practitioners from business, finance, civil society, the UN, government, and academia that is working to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels to share best-practices, explore innovative approaches and financing mechanisms, and help forge new partnerships. The first three (3) days will be informative sessions, networking events, and technology demonstrations. During the last two (2) days, the Alliance will offer participants a range of site visits to provide first-hand knowledge of the latest Indian business models, cookstove designs, and consumer LPG enterprises. The Forum marks an important milestone for the Alliance as stakeholders come together to share their efforts to drive demand and achieve greater impacts for women’s empowerment, environment, livelihoods, and health. For information about the forum click...
NACC holds Social Media Training for  Partners

NACC holds Social Media Training for Partners

Clean cookstoves entrepreneurs and other NACC partners in Nigeria participated in an innovative social media workshop designed to help them to enhance their advocacy and marketing of their clean cookstoves/fuels in order to achieve better results. The training workshop was intended to infuse professional approaches in the use of social media, to raise awareness about, create demand for and serve customers effectively. It is no longer news that social media has come to stay! In today’s world where everything is migrating online, partners of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will be left behind if customers cannot find their products or services online. In the words of Bill Gates, “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business”! To this end, one-day in-person social media training was organized by Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Abuja, to equip partners of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves with tools for an effective online presence and a strategic social media management plan for their businesses. It was emphasized that social media tools will be effective if they are differentiated in content suiting to various audiences and used along with other modes of communication such as print media, radio, word of the mouth etc. Participants worked through a series of “learn by doing” sessions on defining a winning social media strategy, effective presence on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn, and how to automate the processes in these social media platforms. The training also covered the basics of blogging, measuring social media metrics for success and shared useful/free tools for digital marketing...
LISCOA donate stoves to IDPs

LISCOA donate stoves to IDPs

The Ladies International Social Club of Abuja (LISCOA) (formerly known as Abuja International Women’s Club – AIWC), recently empowered Internally Displaced People in Yola, Adamawa State! The women only club was concerned about how other women in rural communities are exposed to the danger of smoke inhalation while cooking and decided to donate energy efficient wood stoves to help reduce the menace of smoke related diseases to women. Women in the IDP camp also stand the risk of sexual molestation whenever they go to the bush to fetch firewood to cook for their family. This intervention will go a long way in protecting the female IDPs from sexual molestation and smoke inhalation which causes various respiratory diseases. The LISCOA is a non-political, non-religious, non-profitable organization established for women from the International community residing in and around Abuja and has decided to make an impact in the lives of vulnerable women. The main purpose of the club is to promote friendship and understanding among women of diverse nationalities by organizing humanitarian, recreational and social...
Midas Clean Cook Energy Global Ltd is the Partner of the Month of August!

Midas Clean Cook Energy Global Ltd is the Partner of the Month of August!

In this interview, the CEO; Doris McDaniels shares their activities in the clean cookstoves sector. Give us a brief introduction about your organisation. What are the objectives of your organisation? Midas Clean Cook Energy Global Ltd, is an Indigenous Company based in Niger delta Coastal Region of Nigeria. We produce Charcoal Cookstoves. Our objectives are to manufacture durable Stoves of quality and standard, to dedicate effort to surpass the insecurity challenges in the Inner towns and villages of the Creeks, being a far forgotten Area for investors to penetrate into areas that are populated but tagged “The forgotten Areas”. We are very much looking into briquettes production, to reduce or eradicate the use of Charcoal. We beckoned to the call of SPDC, to advocate the use, benefit and production of Clean Cook Stoves in various communities and Midas has been responsive to reaching out to the nook and cranny of the towns and villages in the Creeks to advocate the adoption of Clean Cookstove in various low income homes, which has been a life-saving cooking solution as a result of illegal Refineries producing adulterated kerosene that causes fatal explosion, killing innocent Women and Children using kerosene. Kerosene happens to be the main available cooking solution in the past 40 decades. The insurgency in the Niger Delta has rendered the Creeks unsafe for women to make trips to the mangrove forest to access firewood for cooking, which was the traditional fuel for cooking. The 70s revolutionize kerosene usage until the development of illegal adulterated kerosene in 2005, killing people in scores. Introduction of Clean Cook Stoves by Midas in 2014...