OUR FOCUS AREAS
Making a huge contribution to the awareness creation strategy of GHACCO is the link with women’s groups to help stimulate the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels. In this respect, 40 women have been out-doored as improved Cooking Solutions Advocates and provided with an improved cookstove each. These women are chosen from the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions and will receive training to also become trainers of other women and women’s groups.
GHACCO is designing “incentive structures” which would specify clear rewards for intended results from members who would through word of mouth, adverts among others who will bring potential stakeholders into the alliance. In this regard GHACCO is considering recommending membership-based commissions. This way, it has created social media platform on “WhatsApp” to sustain the interest of members by keeping them updated on current issues. The alliance is also making efforts at crossing the Greater Accra and Ashanti regional borders to network with other women’s groups across the country.
Strategy to raise funds has been designed to address the specific needs of the sector. These includes market deployment policy for clean cookstoves and Fuels by which government procures, agreed quantities of clean biomass Cookstoves for vulnerable households such as recipients of the LEAP grants. However, the government would procure cookstoves from members of GHACCO directly or through the Alliance. Moreover, focus has been placed on exploring external funding opportunities and also emphasize members’ commitment to the payment of their dues. Concrete steps that have been initiated comprise; The facilitation of the formation of a committee to implement GHACCO’s fundraising strategies.
GHACCO SIGNS CONTRACT WITH ENI GHANA TO IMPLEMENT THE ENI-WORLD BANK RURAL CLEAN COOKING PROJECT IN 10 COMMUNITIES IN ELEMEBELLE DISTRICT
GHACCO will be implementing the Rural Clean Cooking Project upon signing a contract with ENI-World Bank to create access to rural woodfuel stoves in Ellembelle DistrictThe Rural Clean Cooking Pilot Project is primarily designed to promote access to improved domestic woodfuel cookstoves, as a way of helping to reduce exposure to unhealthy wood-smoke and deforestation […]
Access to clean cookstoves and Fuels is needed in Ghana to help address deforestation, climate change, reduce indoor air pollution and improve the livelihoods and environment of rural households and women processors in Ghana and Africa THE GENESISIn Ghana, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (2012) report indicates that Ghana is losing its forest […]
A clean cooking forum has been organized by the World Bank as part of the Minigrid Forum to raise the profile of Clean cookstoves for climate change mitigation and sustainable development in Ghana and Africa. The Clean Cooking forum was attended by high level delegates from Ministries, GHACCO, Development Partners and Private Sector Actors to […]
The Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (GHACCO) won a grant from the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) to conduct an advocacy on the Bioenergy Policy in Ghana. The BUSAC fund is a multi-donor platform to enhance the business environment of private sector actors through advocacy and capacity building with support from Danida, […]
Voices of Change Partnership to strengthen the decentralization of clean cooking among district assemblies in Ghana .
A project to promote clean cooking policy, planning and promotion at the district and national levels has been on-going for the past 3 years as part of a 5-year project to build the capacity of district assemblies to integrate clean cooking initiatives into its medium-term development plans. The program is being piloted at the Ga […]
COUNCIL OF AMBASSSODORS
MRS. SAMIRA BAWUMIA
GLOBAL AMBASSADOR, GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES
HAJIA ALIMA MAHAMA
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER, CLEAN COOKING ALLIANCE
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