Stakeholders have, at a meeting in Abuja, reviewed processes leading to the official launch of Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a body set up to address the health, poverty and climate change challenges that traditional cooking with wood fuel cause in the country. The Nigerian Alliance has set a target to distribute 10 million clean Cookstoves by 2020, adding that “this represents 10 percent of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.”
Participants discussed corporate governance issues, conditions for membership, branding issues and the Alliance online presence. Partners agreed to launch the alliance on October 27, this year.
Current members of Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves are; Federal Ministries of Health, Environment, Women Affairs, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Oando plc., USAID, GTZ, Heinrich Boll, FCMB and International Centre for Energy Environment and Development (ICEED).
Meanwhile, ahead of the launch, the executive director of ICEED, Mr. Ewah Eleri visited the United Nations Foundation, the secretariat of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in Washington DC, United States.
Eleri said an outcome of the meeting was a commitment of the Global Alliance to support the launch of the Nigerian Alliance. “The Global Alliance will ensure that other African countries participate in Nigeria’s event and will also provide an international speaker to the event.”
This Day Newspaper.