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.
The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects on the environment. THE GENESISIn Ghana, the […]
As part of initiatives to meet the Ghana target of 2million clean cookstoves in Ghana, a World Bank Workshop on Clean Cooking has been organized as part of the Minigrid forum to meet with stakeholders in Ghana to promote initiatives to invest in the clean cooking sector in Ghana.
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 […]
GHACCO participated in the inception workshop of the Global project “Mitigating the Health Impacts of Toxic Pollution in Low and Middle-Income Countries” held at the Alisa Hotel on the 23rd of May 2018. The project was also launched by the Hon. Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and innovation (MESTI), Prof. Frimpong during the inception workshop. The project […]
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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