FAQ

Who should attend the Forum?

Experienced and new partners to the Alliance and the clean cooking sector are encouraged to attend the Forum. For any attendee who is interested in gaining a broad overview of the clean cooking sector, we would recommend participating in the  Cooking 101 pre-Forum session on October 23.

What is the registration process?

You may register for Clean Cooking Forum 2017 at this linkBefore August 18, participation in the Forum is contingent on a USD$300 early bird registration fee. After August 18, the fee will increase to USD$400. The registration fee for the Forum includes entry to all breakout and plenary sessions, informal morning topical discussions, Forum meals (lunch and coffee breaks, welcome reception, and the cultural dinner), the clean cookstoves and fuels exhibition, shuttle service to the IHC (limited pick up locations), and networking sessions. Please note that this registration fee does not include transportation to Delhi, hotel accommodations, site visits, or shipping fees for printed materials, cookstoves, and fuels. If you require registration assistance, please contact forum@indebo.com.

What is the visa process?

Please refer to the Location and Travel page for information on applying for a conference visa.

Is the Alliance offering travel scholarships for partners? Are travel scholarship recipients required to pay any fees?

The Forum travel scholarship application has closed. The Alliance will aim to notify applicants of scholarship decisions by August 11th. In the meantime, the Alliance is pleased to announce that the USD$ 300 early bird registration fee has been extended. You can access the attendee registration form at this link, and find and book hotel, airport transfer, and flight accommodations here. Please direct any registration questions to forum@indebo.com.

I’ve submitted a travel scholarship application. When will I hear if I have been selected?

The Alliance will contact travel scholarship recipients by August 11th.

If I have any questions on the travel scholarship process, who should I contact?

You may direct any travel scholarship inquiries to the Alliance at forum@cleancookstoves.org.

Are registration discounts available?

The early bird registration fee is USD$300. After August 18, the fee will increase to USD$400.  If an institution wishes to send four or more participants to the Forum, the Alliance will comp one registrant.

Can I opt to attend just one day of the Forum?

Attendees have the option to register for and attend one day of the Forum. The registration fee for one-day attendance is USD$150 payable in advance.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

You must contact forum@indebo.com no later than September 1 to cancel your registration. For cancellations made by September 1, your registration fee will be fully refunded.

In the event that I am not able to attend the Forum anymore, can I transfer my registration to another individual within my organization?

Yes. You may amend your confirmation email with a different registrant name by emailing forum@indebo.com.

I am experiencing technical issues with the attendee registration form who should I contact?

Please contact the Forum’s event management firm IndeBo at forum@indebo.com.

I would like to inquire on alternative forms of payment since I am not able to pay by credit card. Who can I contact to help facilitate this request?

Please contact IndeBo at forum@indeb.com.

Who should I contact for assistance on booking accommodations?

You may elect to book your hotel accommodation, flights, and/or site visits with the event management firm IndeBo via the accommodation registration form. If you would prefer to book your own hotel, please find a listing of suggested hotels near the Forum venue at this link. Please contact forum@indebo.com if you have any inquiries.

Are sponsorships available?

Yes. To learn more about available sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Sheridan Hyland at the Alliance at sponsorship@cleancookstoves.org.

I would like to participate in the Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Exhbition on October 24th. How can I indicate my interest?

If you would like to display products at the October 24, 2017 Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Exhibition, please indicate your interest through the attendee registration form. There are limited number of available display areas, and the Alliance will confirm spots on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that all shipping costs and necessary storage of cookstoves, fuels, and other materials will be the responsibility of the exhibitor. There is no cost to display your products at the Expo but you must be registered to attend the Forum.

I’m interested in participating in a site visit. Where can I find out more information?

The Alliance is pleased to provide Forum participants with a selection of site visits to showcase the wide range of fuels, technologies, and business models that our partners and grantees are employing in the field:

  • A two-day/one night trip to Ahmedabad to visit Abellon’s pellet production and research facilities, SEWA’s women cooperatives, and Greenway Grameen’s biomass cookstove manufacturing plant;
  • An overnight trip to see Frontier Market’s women entrepreneur projects in Dholpur and a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks; and
  • Day trip to LPG processing plants in Delhi.
  • Morning trip to see T-LUD stoves in action in Delhi.

Participants may register and view prices for site visits either through the accommodation registration form. Participants on the overnight trips will be responsible for transportation, accommodation, and food costs. Local trips will require a small fee to cover lunch and bus travel. For any questions on booking your site visit travel, please contact forum@indebo.com.

What is the dress code for the Forum?

The Alliance recommends that attendees observe a business casual dress code.  Lunches will be served outdoors so please plan accordingly with cool attire.

Can I register for the Forum on-site?

On-site registration will be available starting on Monday October 23 on a space available basis. We request that all on-site registrants pay with a credit card and cannot guarantee admittance if the conference is full.

If I am a member of the press, can I obtain a press pass?

Yes. Media inquiries should be sent to Kip Patrick, Director of Global Communications, at media@cleancookstoves.org.

Where can I learn more about Clean Cooking Forum 2015 in Accra, Ghana?

Please click here to learn more about the 2015 Forum in Ghana.