Smoky, toxic fumes and poorly designed stoves used for food preparation have been causing health problems for millions of people in developing countries. The global community came together in 2010 to improve the livelihoods of these people by endeavouring to change their way of cooking through the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves involves 19 partners under the leadership of the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation. This initiative has a vision to enable these households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. IFHE joined the alliance in 2011 as a 'champion partner' and the IFHE Programme Committee, Household Technology and Sustainability is supporting this vision.
Read the recently released report ‘Five years of impact - Our story, our progress, our aspiration’, which highlights many of the Alliance’s major achievements from 2010-2015. It also features key statistics, lessons learned, stories of impact, testimonials from donors and stakeholders, as well as a look ahead at what’s in store for the next five years.
According to Kofi Annan , former UN Secretary General.
‘For too long, cooking has been a silent killer in developing countries around the world. Finally, we are seeing a growing momentum around this issue. Thanks to the Alliance and its many partners, millions more people are now using clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels. We must continue to build on this new momentum and ensure solving this global problem remains a global priority.’