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...
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...
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...
Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 – Save the Date!

Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2017 – Save the Date!

The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in partnership with the Ministry of Environment has announced October 19, 2017 as the official date for this year’s clean cooking forum! The Forum which is organized by the NACC and the FME in collaboration with other stakeholders will focus on scaling up domestic production. This is in line with the Federal Government’s policy option of promoting “Made in Nigeria” products. Discussions will revolve around; what government can do to stimulate local production of clean cookstoves; how to strengthen the LPG market through public awareness for LPG; Expanding the market for clean cookstoves through standards and labelling; and promoting Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) in the North East. This will help develop local content, create employment and empower people as well as enhance the economy. Save the date, you don’t want to miss...
Africare Nigeria launches “Upgrade to Gas” Campaign

Africare Nigeria launches “Upgrade to Gas” Campaign

Africare Nigeria launched their Behavioural Change Campaign (BCC), tagged “Upgrade to Gas” in Lagos state and Abuja from 25-28 July 2017. The Campaign, funded by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to increase awareness, adoption and use of LPG cookstoves among households in Nigeria. Prior to the launch, Africare had engaged with key stakeholders and project influencers including Nigeria LPG Association (NLPGA), Gas to Health Initiative, Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the LPG Retailers Association (LPGAR), UN Women, Solar Sisters, Techno Oil, Women in LPG (WINLPG) Nigeria Chapter and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC) among others. Officials from the NLPGA have also trained staff of Africare on various aspects of LPG use and basic fire safety. On the occasion of the launch of the campaign at Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abuja, the representative of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Brenda Ataga, Special Adviser, Downstream, promised that the ministry will do everything possible to ensure that gas is affordable, available and accessible to households. She stated that the ministry has a programme in the pipeline that will support women to start gas businesses (marketing and distribution to rural communities). Mrs Sube, representing the Federal Ministry of Health, emphasized the need for everyone to switch to LPG as a cleaner and healthier alternative to firewood and charcoal. Mrs M.M Abam, representing the Energy Commission of Nigeria pledged the commission’s willingness to support Africare in achieving their objective as it is part of the commission’s mandate. The launch was also attended by representatives of Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, Federal...
Australia Empowers IDPs in Adamawa

Australia Empowers IDPs in Adamawa

The Australian High Commission in partnership with the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development has provided institutional clean cookstoves to Internally Displaced Persons in Malkohi and Fufore camps in Adamawa State. This is the second time in 2 years the High Commission is providing the much-needed support in expanding access to safe fuels and energy for IDPs in the State. This initiative has built the capacity of over 200 IDPs including women and youths in the state on efficient household and institutional woodstoves production, installation and sales. The stoves, produced using locally sourced raw materials, significantly reduce emissions of harmful gases compared to the traditional three-stone stoves. Firewood consumption with the new stoves is reduced by about 60% thus making a very significant saving on the cost of cooking fuel. In addition, the cooks have achieved better health as a result of less exposure to smoke. Furthermore, the introduction of the stoves has made the IDPs an important agent in the fight against deforestation and climate change. According to Hauwa Ali, the Chief cook in Malkohi camp “The new stove cooks faster than the 3-stone stove with little quantity of firewood. With the old stove, we do not sleep well at night due to exposure to the heat in the kitchen and our eyes are always itchy and red but the new stove is smokeless and there is no heat”, she said. Access to fuel-efficient stoves, cooking fuel and lighting is usually a minimum standard in humanitarian response. However, while clean cookstoves and lighting are all recognized as life-saving non-food items provided to IDPs, these minimum requirements are...