Every year there are more than 4 million lethal accidents in developing countries because of cooking in traditional ovens or cooking on open fires. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency participates in the Clean Cooking Programme, which supports key stakeholder organizations in the cooking energy sector in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Bangladesh.
Success depends largely on the commitment of international organizations and local governments, companies and NGO’s. Their efforts can help the development of commercial markets for energy efficient ovens with lower emissions or smoke-free ovens, as a result of which these ovens become widely available to people in developing countries.
Connecting people and networks
Internationally, the 'Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves' plays an important role in building networks. Nationally, this work is done by 'National Alliances for Clean Cookstoves'. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports the growth of such key stakeholder organizations.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency is also active in the 'Clean Cooking Working Capital Fund', which supports companies in the clean cooking value chain by providing working capital loans. In this way, companies are able to expand their businesses. Interested companies should contact the Deutsche Bank.