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Options for Partnership and Cooperation

Leslie B. Cordes, Director, Partnership Development – Climate and Energy, United Nations Foundation

Kris Balderston, Managing Director, Global Partnership Initiative, State Department, United States

Simon Bishop, Head, Room to Breathe Programme, Shell Foundation

Marlis Kees, Manager, Basic Energy Services Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

Wim van Nes, Network Leader, Renewable Energy/Biogas, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Background: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a new public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions, hosted by the United Nations Foundation. The Alliance’s ‘100 by 20’ goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance will work with public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world. The Alliance was launched recently, 23 September 2010.

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Background: EDD

This year, the 5th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place in Brussels on 6 and 7 December. EDD is the leading European forum where the questions and issues about international development cooperation are debated.

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The 5th edition of the European Development Days will take place in the Brussels “Palais des Congrès” which has been recently renovated and renamed SQUARE ( Located in the Mont des Arts, the main transition area between the upper and lower town, SQUARE is just a short walk away from the major cultural and historical places of interest in the capital of Europe and many hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

Glass Entrance, rue Mont des Arts
B-1000 Brussels
Meeting room 201
T +32 (0)2 515 1300
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