Multinational - Scaling-up the Clean Cooking Industry in Africa

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Jun 2018
Signature Date 29 Jun 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 752,009.67
Status Completion

Project General Description

This technical assistance project aims to promote the growth of the clean cooking solutions industry (cookstoves, clean fuels and LPG, distributors) across its value chain. It targets the clean cooking sector regulators and industry players in these three countries: Ghana, Kenya and Cameroon. The proposed activities will scale up the production and distribution of clean cooking solutions while ensuring regulatory compliance. The activities in turn aim to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of people in three countries by transforming their cooking lifestyles. There are multiple development impacts expected. The project will save lives that would otherwise have been lost by Indoor Air Pollution by reducing risk of developing pneumonia (a leading killer of children under 5 years of age), support households to save costs on cooking fuels thus relieve their economic burden, and empower women and girls as they can spend less time collecting fuels and cooking. The project will also directly support women entrepreneurs with the training and capacity building. Further, switching to cleaner fuels and burning less wood fuels and charcoal will significantly reduce forest degradation and black carbon emissions. The objectives will be completed within a 24 months period.

Project Objectives

The goal of this project is to help build an enabling environment for the growth of clean cookstove and fuel markets in three key African markets in order to strengthen the long-term viability of the sector to drive improved outcomes in health, gender, climate, and livelihoods.


Target Beneficiaries are: (i) Small-/medium-sized businesses that produce and deliver clean cooking solutions in Ghana and Kenya; (ii) Low-income and lower-middle income (below national average) consumers of clean cooking solutions in rural, urban, and peri-urban markets in three countries; (iii) Participants in Cameroon’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution system and women entrepreneurs; (iv) Regulators and government officials of the energy/LPG sector in three countries.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FZ0-018
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
5.55602 -0.1969 Accra
-1.28333 36.83333 Nairobi