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...
Partner of the Month – The Search

Partner of the Month – The Search

The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves shortlists one active partner every month to be showcased as the Partner of the Month. This month, we have decided to do something different and interesting in preparation for the forthcoming Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum. #NGRCleanCooking is a campaign we are launching in search of the Partner of the Month for October. This is going to be different from the regular Partner of the Month as it comes with extra benefits such as: • Free exhibition at the forthcoming Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum • 50% discount for an advert on the forum’s programme. This is in addition to the regular benefits below; • You will be showcased as the Partner of the Month for October on the NACC Newsletter • You will be featured on the NACC website from October till end of November 2017 How to qualify for this: • Your company must be a registered partner of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves • Your company must have an active Facebook or Twitter page of your clean cooking activities. • You must be following NACC on facebook and twitter • Share your activities in the clean cooking industry using #NGRCleanCooking on facebook or twitter. Shared content can either be written or graphics. The company with the highest engagement such as likes, comments, shares or re-tweets wins. This is open to all clean cookstove and fuel producers, distributors, marketers, promoters and champions. The winner will be announced on our website, facebook and twitter pages on Monday 16 October...
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...
Tropical Research and Conservation Centre is the Partner of the Month of July!

Tropical Research and Conservation Centre is the Partner of the Month of July!

In this interview, the Project Manager, Ikponke Nkanta shares information on the centre’s activities in the clean cookstoves sector. Give us a brief introduction about your organisation. What are the objectives of your organisation? Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRCC) is an NGO established in 2001 with a mission to create awareness, build the capacity of rural communities as well as disseminate innovative products and technologies that will promote healthy living, sustainable agriculture, environmental resources conservation and indigenous resources preservation. The organization also promotes the adoption of low cost/affordable and easily accessible charcoal/briquettes clean cookstoves in Nigeria. What does your organisation seek to achieve in Nigeria’s cooking energy market? Our organisation seeks to facilitate the adoption of about 5000 clean cookstoves among households in Nigeria within the next 2 years. In February 2017, the organization flagged off this initiative officially with a workshop in Akwa Ibom State bringing together relevant stakeholders in the field. What are the opportunities in the business environment that have supported your organisation’s involvement in the clean cookstove sector over the years? Combating deforestation is one of key focus areas of our organization, so we have integrated and adopted the use of fuel efficient cookstoves in our forest conservation program. We have recommended the adoption of efficient fuelwood cookstoves as one of the important measures to combat deforestation to some of our partners. We are also promoting the adoption of clean cookstoves as one of the measures to mitigate health hazards related to traditional open fire cooking method. How are your customers reacting to your products in the market – benefits of using your product?...
Dezionite Helping Hands Development Initiative is the Partner of the Month of June!

Dezionite Helping Hands Development Initiative is the Partner of the Month of June!

In this interview, the Managing Director, Mercy Ikeji shares their activities in the clean cookstoves sector. Give us a brief introduction about your organisation. What are the objectives of your organisation? Dezionite Helping Hands Development Initiative (DHDI) seeks to alleviate poverty through enterprise development. DHDI addresses the cooking energy problem using a market based approach. DHDI has chosen some Nigerian clean cookstoves manufacturers as her supplier and distributes the stoves through a network of micro-entrepreneurs. DHDI identifies micro-entrepreneurs in its target communities (typically people with existing small shops) and provides them low-interest loans, training, and ongoing support to launch a cookstove business. What does your organisation seek to achieve in Nigeria’s cooking energy market? Dezionite Helping Hands Development Initiative is tackling uptake and last mile distribution of clean cookstoves through their Dezionite Entrepreneurs (DE) who are equipped with a startup kit of inventory, training and marketing support to reach rural consumers. The micro-consignment arrangement where the entrepreneurs earn commission and only pay for the inventory post sales is a scalable, flexible way to reduce start up financial risk for poor women who lack assets. How are your customers reacting to your products in the market – benefits of using your product? Our customers are accepting the clean cooking alternatives even though they complain that the price of the stove is too high and the fuel is not readily available. Job creation and the empowerment of women seem to be increasingly important. How has your organization helped to drive employment generation and the empowerment of women? Dezionite Helping Hand Development Initiatives empowers women in rural areas through our micro entrepreneurs...
Gas to Health Initiative is the Partner of the Month of May!

Gas to Health Initiative is the Partner of the Month of May!

In this interview, the Secretary, Board of Trustees, Betty Ugona shares their activities in the clean cookstoves sector. Give us a brief introduction about your organisation. What are the objectives of your organisation? Gas to Health Initiative (GTHI) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization with a firm resolve to bridge the gap between the private sector and government obligations. We set the ball rolling by promoting the growth of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) consumption in Nigeria. Our primary objective is to sensitize Nigerians on the benefits of using LPG as the best cooking fuel through massive awareness campaigns and free distribution of cylinders and its accessories. We are a registered member of the Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) and Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ABUCCIMA). What does your organisation seek to achieve in Nigeria’s cooking energy market? We seek to ensure a rapid shift of the energy market towards LPG as the most efficient cooking fuel and simultaneously reduce environmental degradation and promote a healthier environment. We have piloted LPG cylinder distribution outreaches in Bayelsa, Anambra, Enugu, Benue, Gombe, Kano and Kwara states. We have also had outreaches with Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) and Christian Care for Widows, Widowers, the Aged and Orphans Association (CCWA). What are the opportunities in the business environment that have supported your organment that have supported your organisation’s involvement in the clean cookstove sector over the years? We have partnered with some organizations and major plant owners to empower especially the women and promote the use of LP Gas. How are your customers reacting to your...