Stakeholders’ Adopt Standards for Biomass Cookstoves in Nigeria

Stakeholders’ Adopt Standards for Biomass Cookstoves in Nigeria

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) in partnership with the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC) and other key stakeholders has finalized and adopted standards for efficient biomass cookstoves in Nigeria. The standards now await the final approval of the Executive Council of the Standards Organization of Nigeria for it to become effective.  The standards will serve as a guide to the manufacturers, importers and users of biomass cookstoves in the country. It will help ensure that only quality cookstoves are found in the Nigerian Market. The Technical Committee meeting which held on December 14-15, 2017 at Golden Tulip Essential Hotel, Lagos state had in attendance key stakeholders from the Standards Organization of Nigeria,  Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Consumer Protection Council, Envirofit Nigeria, Deva Access and Empowerment International Ltd Gtee, National Centre for Energy Research and Development (NCERD) of University of Nigeria Nsukka, National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (NCEEC) of the University of Lagos, National Stove Eligibility Laboratory, Consumer Rights Awareness Advancement and Advocacy Initiatives, APPA – Nigeria among others. The meeting also resolved that sensitization and awareness of the standards should begin almost immediately. The drive towards the standardization of cookstoves in Nigeria has been ongoing since 2013 and many technical committee meetings have been held before this final...
Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 in Abuja

Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 in Abuja

Unison voice among stakeholders: the need of the hour is to upscale Made-in-Nigeria Clean Cookstoves!   Highlights The Federal Ministry of Environment and Nigerian Alliance for clean cookstoves resolved to continue to work on expanding access to clean cooking solutions in Nigeria The legislative arm of government will work with the executive arm to ensure adequate legislation that supports small and medium scale clean cookstoves manufacturers in line with the Made –in –Nigeria campaign LPG is a key factor in the National Gas Policy and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum plans to support the availability and distribution of LPG nationwide There is a need for a change in LPG cylinder’s market structure. An exchange system rather than a purchase system is recommended Adequate financing is urgently needed to scale up domestic production of clean cookstoves Standards and labelling of clean cookstoves is key in expanding the market Clean cookstoves should be upscaled in humanitarian as well as early recovery contexts The Federal Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, organized the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 where a new course was charted for the promotion of Made-in-Nigeria clean cookstoves. The event which was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja had in attendance over 200 stakeholders from government, the private sector, NGOs/CSOs, finance institutions, the international community as well as the media. The forum was unanimous in supporting the efforts of the Federal government to scale up domestic production of clean cooking solutions in Nigeria as well as contributes to meeting the country’s obligation to the United Nations climate change agreement...
Carbon Credit Network is the Partner of the Month of October!

Carbon Credit Network is the Partner of the Month of October!

NACC organised clean cooking campaign tagged #NGRCleanCooking, to see who among its partners would have the most engagements on Facebook and Twitter while showcasing their clean cooking activities in Nigeria. Carbon Credit Network emerged as the winner. In this interview, the Business Development Associate; Oluwakemi Otu shares their activities in the clean cookstoves sector. Give us a brief introduction about your organisation. What are the objectives of your organisation? The Carbon Credit Network is an enterprise division of SMEFUNDS, a renewable energy advocacy organization that has been responsible for the training, support and success of a network of purpose-driven professionals. Our mission is to promote, educate and sell commendable and highly innovative renewable energy, biofuel and solar-powered solutions to commercial and residential markets across Africa. We are building a massive network of individuals whose collective actions would contribute to a remarkable offset in the quantity of carbon and greenhouse gasses being emitted to the environment. What does your organisation seek to achieve in Nigeria’s cooking energy market? We want to end kerosene generation and our goal is to provide low-cost, clean and safe energy (Lighting & Cookstoves) for low-income households. We use social marketing to economically empower our independent distributors through Carbon Credit Earnings thereby lifting them out of poverty while fighting climate change in Africa. What are the opportunities in the business environment that have supported your organisation’s involvement in the clean cookstove sector over the years? The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has provided financial support and capacity building training to us which has gone a long way in positioning our organization as a major player in...
Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017

Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017

The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and other stakeholders are organizing the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum on November 28, 2017 at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The theme of the Forum is “Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria – Scaling up domestic production”. The theme is in alignment with the Federal government’s policy option of promoting “Made in Nigeria” products to develop local content, create employment and empower people as well as enhance the economy. The Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum is an important, annual gathering of stakeholders working to accelerate the production, dissemination, and use of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels. The forum will bring together key policymakers, private sector leaders, research institutions, development partners and civil society actors to commit to the goal of Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria. It will support the efforts of the Federal Government to scale up domestic production of clean cooking solutions in Nigeria as well as contribute to meeting the country’s obligation in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The one-day forum will discuss and come up with actionable steps the government can take to stimulate local production of clean cookstoves. It will examine how public awareness of LPG can contribute to strengthening the LPG market in the country. The forum will further discuss how to access financing for clean cookstoves as well as the relevance of clean cookstoves data in attracting financing. There will also be discussions about the role of standards and labelling in expanding the domestic market for clean cookstoves; promoting Safe Access to Fuels and Energy...
Carbon Credit Network wins the Clean Cooking Campaign Challenge!

Carbon Credit Network wins the Clean Cooking Campaign Challenge!

The Carbon Credit Network has emerged as the winner of the #NGRCleanCooking Campaign which ended on October 16, 2017. The objective of the campaign is to encourage Nigerian Alliance partners to be more visible by sharing their activities in the clean cooking industry online. At the end of the campaign, Carbon Credit Network had the most engagements and shared content about clean cooking on Facebook and Twitter! Just recently, the NACC secretariat organized a Social media training to help partners use social media effectively, for visibility and business success. The campaign is also in preparation for this year’s forum slated for November 28, 2017, which promises to be even bigger than last year’s edition! We congratulate the Carbon Credit Network as they win a free exhibition slot during the clean cooking forum and other...
November 28 is new date for Clean Cooking Forum!

November 28 is new date for Clean Cooking Forum!

The Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum is slated for Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Like last year, this year’s edition is being hosted by the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. A registration link will be shared in the coming days to attend or exhibit at this event. Save the...