Clean Cooking Programme

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The Netherlands Enterprise Agency participates in the Clean Cooking Programme, which supports key stakeholder organisations in the cooking energy sector in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Bangladesh.

Developing markets for clean cooking

Every year there are more than 4 million deadly accidents in developing countries because of cooking in traditional ovens or on open fires. The commitment of international organisations and local governments, companies and NGO’s can help the development of commercial markets for energy-efficient ovens with lower emissions or for smoke-free ovens. In this way, these ovens will become widely available to people in developing countries.

Connecting people and networks

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves plays an important role in building international networks. Nationally, this work is done by National Alliances for Clean Cookstoves. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports the growth of these key stakeholder organisations.


The Netherlands Enterprise Agency is also active in the Clean Cooking Working Capital Fund. This fund 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 Deutsche Bank.

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