Program

Day 1
24 October 2017
Day 2
25 October 2017
Day 3
26 October 2017

Opening Plenary: Welcome Remarks and State of the Sector

Welcome and opening remarks by senior Indian government officials, followed by remarks from the Alliance CEO on the current state of the sector and acceptance of clean cooking as a...
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Burzis S Taraporevala
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque
Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama
Arunabha Ghosh
Reema Nanavaty
Sanjeev Kapoor
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Radha Muthiah
Amitabh Kant

Plenary: From Push to Pull:  How to Make Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Consumer-Driven Products

Creating demand for clean cooking products at scale is a longstanding challenge within the sector.  This plenary panel discussion will examine how companies in the fast-moving goods sector have turned...
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Rewasa Nishchal (Moderator)
Harish Anchan
K. G. George
Peter Scott
Daleep Singh Manhas
Munawar Misbah Moin

Is Aspiration the Name of the Game for Driving Demand? Emerging Evidence from Behavior Change Communication Campaigns

This session will feature a panel of representatives from Alliance-supported behavior change communication campaigns launched in 2017. These interventions are delivering impactful, evidence-based communications aimed at influencing consumer purchasing decisions...
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Petra Fitzgerald
Julie Ipe (Moderator)
Adnan Amin
Farhana Islam
Andrew Schirmer
Wawira Nyagah

Disruptive Innovation in Business Models to Make Clean Fuels More Accessible to the Other 3 Billion

A panel discussion emphasizing both the technical and business aspects of disruptive innovations focused on increasing supply, accessibility, and affordability of clean fuels and technologies. Speakers will discuss innovations ranging...
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Satish Thatipelli
Thomas Disley
Eric Reynolds
Joe Obueh
Christina Espinosa
Luc Payen (Moderator)
Sagun Saxena

Closing the Gap: How Clean Cooking Can Address Time Poverty

Recent studies from McKinsey, Gates, and others suggest that to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality we must address the unpaid care work burden of women and girls. A significant...
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Dev Nathan
Bharati Joshi
Krista Riddley (Moderator)
Allie Glinski
Sheila Oparaocha

Improving Air Quality: The Role of Clean Cooking

In many parts of the world, household energy consumption accounts for up to 30% of ambient air pollution. This session will discuss the role that reducing emissions from household air...
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Jessica Lewis (Moderator)
Dr. Andy Grieshop
Charity Garland
Prarthana Borah
Arnico Panday
Sarath Guttikunda

India Clean Cooking Forum: Session I –Breaking Free from the “Chulla Trap”: Envisioning Clean Cooking Energy in India in 2020: Practitioners’ Perspectives

In this session, the attempt will be to bring together perspectives of various arms of the clean cooking energy sector. Representatives of electricity, LPG and natural gas as well RE...
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Anshuman Lath
P.C. Maithani
Rameshwar Prasad Gupta
K. G. George
Svati Bhogle
Arunabha Ghosh

Tackling Key Challenges Faced by Multi-Product Last Mile Distribution Businesses

This workshop type session will be facilitated by Practical Action and involve participants working together to identify and dissect best practices (and worst mistakes!) – with a focus on strategies...
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Emma Colenbrander (Moderator)
Anya Cherneff (Moderator)

Gaining and Retaining Customers: Lessons Learned from the Sector

In this session, representatives from cookstove and fuel enterprises will discuss their experiences in building their brands and attracting customers, and retaining customers through after-sales service and ongoing engagement. Presenters...
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Elisa Derby (Moderator)
David Evitt
Md. Atiqur Rahman Sarker
Ronald van Harten

Experiences from the Trenches: Lessons from Female CEOs in the Clean Cooking Sector

Women are the fastest growing cohort of entrepreneurs and business owners in the developing world, and women’s involvement in the sector can spur wider delivery of goods and services. This...
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Gifty Baaba Asmah
Soma Dutta (Moderator)
Habiba Ali
Neha Juneja
Betty Ikalany

India Clean Cooking Forum: Session II Creating an Ecosystem for Jointly Working Toward Clean Cooking Energy for All

The session will focus on creating an ecosystem that favours promoting a range of cooking energy options (including various types of stacks) that are clean and effective in the delivery...
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Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sinha
Anya Cherneff (Moderator)

TLUD Gasifier Stoves: Review, Highlights, and Discussion

(Morning Informal) This informal discussion will include a discussion on the distinctive features of the TLUD technology, ongoing projects and highlights of new products, and explore past successes and continuing...
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Paul Anderson

Women’s Energy Entrepreneurship Breakfast

(Morning Informal) Co-hosted by ENERGIA, wPOWER Hub, and the Alliance, this networking session is targeted toward participants who work in women’s energy entrepreneurship and who are using effective strategies to...
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Rachel Mahmud

Multi-Tiered Framework – Update on Next Steps

(Morning Informal) Ensuring universal access to energy (SDG7) includes the facilitation of access to modern cooking energy services. To measure and monitor access to energy, the World Bank (WB) and...
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Yabei Zhang

Biogas Roundtable

John Mitchell
Kavanaugh Livingston

National Alliances Meeting

(Morning Informal) A group discussion among representatives from national alliances to explore how mainstreaming clean cooking can strengthen the sector and help attract low cost investment capital.

India Clean Cooking Practitioner’s Workshop

The India clean cooking session will assess the current state of the Indian clean cooking sector in the context of recent technology developments and policy initiatives. Practitioners, ministry representatives, and other...
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South-South Transfer of Knowledge on Clean Cooking: How Governments are Helping Scale the Sector

Clean cooking efforts around the world have evolved considerably over the last few years. South-South cooperation is increasingly critical as we seek to build upon practices and efforts without reinventing...
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Helen Mo
Yishui Tian
Rameshwar Prasad Gupta
Dr. Narayan Prasad Adhikari
Ronald van Harten
Asna Towfiq

Raising Seed and Early-Stage Equity from Friends, Family, and Angel Investors

A panel discussion about best practices and pitfalls to avoid when trying to attract early-stage financing from angels, impact investors and other risk capital providers. Panelists will include a cross...
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Winnie Odhiambo
Louis Boorstin
Shashank Verma (Moderator)
Laure Vinçotte
Ethan Kay
Neha Juneja

Scaling the Sector: How New Actors are Integrating Clean Cooking into their Programming

The cookstoves and fuels sector continues to evolve as a range of new organizations from large international NGOs, to UN agencies, to corporations launch clean cooking initiatives to drive health,...
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Bhushan Tuladhar (Moderator)
Van Dinh
Ugan Manandhar
Orode Doherty
Indu Kumari

Designing for Performance, Usability, and Manufacturing

For 100 million households to adopt clean and/or efficient stoves and fuels, the sector requires products that meet users’ cooking needs, have low emissions and high fuel efficiency, and are...
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Paul Means
Aart de Heer
Vi Rapp

Stories of Impact

Speakers (Eric Reynolds and a representative from Tata Trusts) will present a Ted Talk-style presentation on their inspiring and innovative work in the clean cooking sector, followed by a performance...
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Eric Reynolds
Rocky Dawuni

Plenary: Designing Investments to Drive Market Growth – Perspectives from Donors and Investors

This Plenary will include panelists from the donor and private sector investor perspectives who will help explore the dynamics of market creation using grant and concessional capital, with the goal...
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Manoj Kumar
Anindya Chowdhury
Marcel Raats
Louis Boorstin
Laure Vinçotte
Jeroen Blüm (Moderator)
Rachel Kyte

Transition Scenarios: Moving Toward Clean Cookstoves and Fuels by 2030

This interactive session will set the stage for a broader discussion among the sector to develop possible transition scenarios for advancing access to clean cookstoves and fuels, building on existing...
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Anteneh Dagnachew
Richenda Van Leeuwen
Andries Hof
Anna Ingwe
Kirk Smith
Rohit Khanna
Frank van der Vleuten
Radha Muthiah

Case Studies on Accelerating Clean Fuels: Lessons from the NIH Implementation Science Network

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has developed an implementation science network (ISN) to advance our understanding of how to improve the uptake and appropriate use of evidence-based clean cooking...
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Precious Benjamin
Ashlinn Quinn (Moderator)
Carlos Gould
Wubshet Tadele
Rob Bailis

Addressing the Affordability Gap: Innovations in Consumer Financing for Clean Cooking Solutions

A panel discussion involving financial institutions, last-mile distributors, and other relevant parties involved in extending credit to consumers to enable them to purchase products too expensive to purchase outright. The...
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Thomas Disley
Eric Naivasha
Julie Ipe (Moderator)
Fouad Aoun
John Hauge
Jessica Alderman

Market-Based Cooking Interventions in Humanitarian Settings – What are the Conditions for Success?

As the international aid community struggles to cope with record levels of human displacement, more organizations are assessing the viability of market-based approaches – cash transfers, vouchers, carbon financing, revolving...
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Kathleen Callaghy (Moderator)
Raffaella Bellanca
Amber Bloomer
Joe Attwood
Christopher Baker-Brian

Doors Wide Shut: How to Attract Debt as an Early Stage Enterprise

This session will address the common conundrum faced by early-stage social enterprises: the challenge in raising equity growth capital, when debt is nearly off-limits until your business is stable and...
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Peter Scott
Karthik Chandrasekar
Simmi Sareen
Jeroen Blüm (Moderator)

Creating a shared understanding around adoption: Stakeholders Roundtable organized by Tata Trusts and Nexleaf Analytics

The session will bring together stakeholders to share their understanding of adoption. It will also focus on how different organisations are measuring it and what level of adoption have they achieved based on...
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Scaling Markets for Clean Cooking: What Can We Learn from the Off-Grid Solar Sector

The two main uses of energy for base of the pyramid households are electricity and cooking. While businesses that are providing distributed electrification solutions are attracting massive amounts of capital,...
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Winnie Odhiambo
Jorund Buen
Christopher Baker-Brian

Myths, Reality, and the Future of Charcoal and Its Environmental Impacts

This session will contribute to the discourse on charcoal and its contribution to forest degradation, offer examples on designing interventions that work within existing charcoal supply chains, and discuss production...
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Ugan Manandhar
Jolien Schure
Adrienne Stork
Rob Bailis

Approaches to Evaluating Impacts in the Clean Cooking Sector

This session will provide an overview of techniques for monitoring and evaluating progress on achieving impacts of clean cooking adoption. Topics to be addressed include: approaches to evaluating behavior change...
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Anita Sircar
Ajay Pillarisetti
W. Douglas Evans
Allie Glinski
Michael Johnson (Moderator)

Raising the Profile of Your Work via Media and Narrative Story-Telling

Today’s digitally-driven world is full of noise and distractions. And convincing the right people to pay attention to you and your work can often seem impossible. But having a good...
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Kip Patrick (Moderator)
Joanna Pinneo
Wawira Nyagah
Alison Abbott
Jessica Alderman

Solar Cooker Performance Evaluation

(Morning Informal) Discuss recent developments in the solar cooking sector, including the new solar cooker Performance Evaluation Process to evaluate the quality of solar cookers in alignment with the ISO/TAG...
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Using the Latest Tools to Demonstrate Clean Cooking Social Benefits

(Morning Informal) For the first time, there is a common language for the measurement, analysis, and reporting of social impacts related to clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels – including...
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Allie Glinski
Rachel Mahmud

Humanitarian Dialogue: Cooking in Crisis

(Morning Informal) Energy access is a critical and under-served need among the 128 million people in need of humanitarian assistance today, including refugees and internally displaced persons. Most of the food...
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Kathleen Callaghy (Moderator)

Presentation and Discussion on Phase 3 of the Alliance’s Market-Enabling Strategy

(Morning Informal) Interested partners can join the Alliance’s CEO Radha Muthiah in a discussion on the third phase of the Alliance’s ten-year and beyond 2020 strategies for the clean cooking...
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Kavanaugh Livingston
Radha Muthiah

Breathe Life – Household Air Pollution, Climate and Health Impacts

(Morning Informal) Among the options for reducing black carbon emissions, residential cookstove and fuel interventions offer the highest net benefits per cost. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is working...
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Yekbun Gurgoz

Plenary: Delivering Large Scale Impact through Policy – Lessons for Governments

While vibrant markets are necessary to scale clean cooking solutions, a strong enabling policy framework and government commitments to addressing the lack of access to clean cooking are also critical...
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Dr. Narayan Prasad Adhikari
Siddique Zobair
Anil Kumar Jain
Sheila Oparaocha
Richard Ebong

Stories of Impact

Speakers will present a Ted Talk-style presentation on their inspiring and innovative work in the clean cooking sector.
Carlo Figà Talamanca
Adwoa Sey
Vahid Jahangiri

Clean Cooking for Health: Separating the Noise from the Truth

Cooking behaviors are culturally engrained, resource-constrained, and a strong force of habit with a myriad of health consequences. Research on the effectiveness of clean cooking interventions for improving health in...
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Michael Peck
Roberto Accinelli
Sola Olopade
Sumi Mehta
Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante

The Role of National Alliances in Building Markets for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels

A panel discussion to explore the best role for national alliance in strengthening local markets for clean cookstoves and fuels and addressing the needs of their member. Conversations will also...
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Rianne Teule
Yishui Tian
Omar Masera
Salima Jahan
Precious Onuvae
Svati Bhogle
Myra Mukulu
Sarah Agbey
Siddique Zobair
Rianne Teule

Shifting the Mix: Strategies for Scaling Clean Cooking for Public Health in Nepal

There is increasing momentum to scale clean cooking in Nepal, with active engagement of the government and key stakeholders. Nepal illustrates a unique situation where a mix of biogas, LPG,...
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Shekhar Sharma
Amod Pokhrel
Gaurav Singh
Javier Lascurain

PV Solar for Cooking: State of the Technology and How to Address Remaining Barriers

This session will explore the latest technologies and cost-reduction advances in PV solar systems. Panelists will discuss the needed parallel processes for research and piloting in order to design a...
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Uma Rajarathnam
Viraj Gada
Simon Batchelor
Amit Kumar

Alcohol Fuels: Leveraging Lessons from the Past to Bring Alcohol Fuels Closer to Commercialization

Different organizations have tried many different approaches to bring the ethanol cooking fuels towards commercialization. The panel discussion will take a critical look at the past, present and future of...
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Thelma Venichand
Prashanth Srinivas
Desalegn Getaneh
Jean-Francois Hibbert
Bienvenu Février Rajaonson
Harry Stokes
Sagun Saxena
John Mitchell

Developing National Roadmaps for Clean Cooking: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Developing a comprehensive national clean cooking strategy that reflects the perspectives of all stakeholders—government, private sector, civil society, and donors—is a significant undertaking with many challenges and opportunities. Case studies...
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Jean-Robert Altidor
Kwesi Sarpong

Beyond Carbon: Results-Based Financing to Achieve the SDGs

A panel discussion of interest to project developers, investors, and outcome payers/funders (bilateral, foundation, etc.). Speakers will address successes and challenges related to various results-based finance mechanisms such as the...
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Abhishek Goyal
Jesse Ross
Md. Enamul Karim Pavel
Tom Derksen
Tim Reutemann (Moderator)
Claire Dufour
Ruben Walker

Driving Technology Improvement: Standards, Labeling, and Product Selection

Sector stakeholders benefit from a common terminology for evaluating and improving cookstove and fuel performance and adoption. Standards can compare technologies and determine whether they meet user needs and whether...
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Ranyee Chiang
Richard Ebong
Paula Edze
Jim Jetter

Closing Plenary: Champions – New and Current Voices in Support of Clean Cooking

Having the right champions in your corner can be the difference between failure and success. Influential supporters can help raise awareness, boost engagement and partnerships, and create opportunities for your...
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Samira Bawumia
Nkechi Obi
Ugan Manandhar
Andrew Schirmer
Dr. Ajay Mathur