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The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking

ESMAP, in partnership with the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus, will be organizing a webinar series linked to an e-learning on clean cooking. EnDev will be attending a panel discussion in the first live session “Making the Case for Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS)” centered on key concepts for clean cooking.

Access to clean cooking solutions, including modern stoves and cooking fuels, is often overlooked as part of the wider energy access agenda. This is surprising, given that four billion people – over half the world’s population – lack access to modern energy cooking service, also known as MECS, for their daily cooking practices. This means that families around the world continue to rely on fuels like wood or charcoal and rudimentary stoves, leading to devastating health, climate, environmental and gender impacts that cost the world an estimated 2.4 trillion dollars each year.

While the imperatives are clear, attention and focus on clean cooking have not been commensurate. To address this gap, the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) are partnering in a virtual Knowledge Exchange that builds on the recently launched, first-of-its-kind self-paced e-learning course titled The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking. The Knowledge Exchange is a month-long interactive workshop series that will feature speaker presentations from various clean cooking innovators and practitioners, discussion forums, and self-paced exercises across the four modules of the e-learning.

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Agenda

Week 1: Making the Case for Modern Energy Cooking Services (Module 1) 

  • Live webinar: September 6th 2021 , 8.30-10am ET
    • Moderator: Yabei Zhang, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) 
    • Introduction & Welcome: Yabei Zhang, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
    • Presentation on MECS/MTF: Alisha Pinto, Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) 
    • Panel Discussion:  
      – Verena Brinkmann, Energy Advisor, Energising Development (EnDev), GIZ
      – Bonsuk (Bryan) Koo, Energy Specialist, World Bank Group 
      – Simon Bachelor, UK Research and Innovation Coordinator, MECS (TBC)
      – Margaret Matinga, Gender and Energy Technical Adviser, ENERGIA
      – Madhusudhan Adhikari, Director, Alternate Energy Promotion Center, Ministry of Water, Energy and Irrigation, Nepal (TBC)
      – Enamul Karim (Pavel), Director (Loans) & Head, Renewable Energy Program, Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Bangladesh (TBC)
  • Self-paced Week 1: September 7-12th

Week 2: The Entrepreneurial Journey (Module 2)

  • Live webinar: September 13th 2021, 8.30-10am ET
    • Moderator:  Colm Fay, Senior Director, Market Strengthening, Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) 
    • Introduction & Welcome (10 minutes): Colm Fay, Senior Director, Market Strengthening, Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)
    • Presentation on supply/demand dynamics (15 minutes): Jingyi Wu, Energy Consultant, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
    • Participant presentations:
      – Ankit Mathur, Co-Founder, Greenway Grameen
      – Sophie Odupoy, Head of Public Affairs, KOKO Network
      – Peter Scott, CEO, Burn Manufacturing
      – Kalinda Magloire, President, SWICH SA
  • Self-paced Week 2: September 13-19th

Week 3: Innovative Financing Instruments for Clean Cooking (Module 3)

  • Live webinar: September 20th 2021, 8.30-10am ET
    • Moderator:  Franck Gbaguidi, Adviser to the Managing Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    • Introduction & Welcome: Franck Gbaguidi, Adviser to the Managing Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    • Presentation on innovative financing and investment: Yabei Zhang, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) 
    • Participant presentations:  
      – Peter George, Senior Director, Private Sector Investment, Clean Cooking Alliance
      – Matt King, Environmental Specialist & Fund Manager of the Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev), World Bank
      – Peter Weston, Director for Programmes, Energy4Impact
      – Claudia Doets, Sustainability and Carbon Consultant, Cardano Development
  • Self-paced Week 3: September 20-26th

Week 4: Understanding the Role of Policy and Designing National MECS Roadmaps (Module 4) 

  • Live webinar: September 27th 2021, 8.30-10am ET
    • Moderator: Alisha Pinto, Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) 
    • Introduction & Welcome: Alisha Pinto, Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) 
    • Presentation on Clean Cooking Systems Strategy: Michael Tsan, Partner, Dalberg Advisors
    • Panel Discussion:  
      – Uwera Rutagarama, Director Off-grid and Alternative Energies at Energy Development Corporation Ltd/Rwanda Energy Group (TBC)
      – Paul Mbuthi, Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at Ministry of Energy, Kenya (TBC)
      – Michael Tsan, Partner, Dalberg Advisors
      – Frank van der Vleuten, Climate Finance and Energy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Self-paced Week 4 September 27th – October 3rd

Where to register?

This event will take place virtual – please register here:
The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking (Virtual Knowledge Exchange) | World Bank Group

This course is open to all, both internal and external audiences, with efforts made to reach participants of a wide-ranging experiences and backgrounds. There are no limitations on the number of registrations.

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