• Atleast 2.7 million people globally are without clean cooking and lighting facilities in the world.
• More than 50% of premature deaths among children under 5 years are due to pneumonia caused by particulate matter inhaled from household air pollution
• Fuel switching(fuelwood,charcoal or pellets)and the spread of improved cookstoves could lead to a decrease in the number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa, without access to clean cooking, by 650 million by 2014.
• Women entrepreneurs demonstrate more than twice the level of business capacity and success as compared to men.
The Hub is today participating at a global event on Clean cooking in Accra,Ghana.The four-day conference is an opportunity for the Hub to come together with practitioners to learn from each other and to work towards gaining the capacity and resources necessary to scale adoption of clean cooking solutions.
The Hub Director Wanjira Mathai will be moderating a plenary discussion on: CLEAN COOKSTOVES AND FUELS: DELIVERING BENEFITS FOR HEALTH, GENDER, LIVELIHOODS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
The event, being held for the first time in West Africa, is part of a global effort to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels. Organized by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Forum will feature four days of meetings, panel discussions and cultural events, as well as showcase Ghana’s own progress on the clean cooking issue.