The attached report summarizes the Alliances’ efforts and accomplishments in Kenya over the past year, and makes new announcements on the occasion of the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Conference being held at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel from 4-7 February, which the Alliance is cohosting with the Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya.

These include more than $3 million in grants and loans that will help businesses scale efforts and reach consumers, and significant progress in the processes to advance new WHO indoor air quality guidelines and create the first-ever international cookstove standards.

“Kenya is a catalytic force in the global clean cooking sector’s attempt to ensure that cooking does not kill,” said Radha Muthiah, the executive director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. “From supporting new cookstove standards to participating in groundbreaking research to hosting entrepreneurs who are meeting market needs and improving livelihoods, the public and private sectors in Kenya are critical to the achievement of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ mission and goal. Today’s series of announcements mark an important turning point in Kenyan, East African and global efforts to save and improve lives and the planet through the creation of a market for clean cooking solutions.”

Since launching in 2010, the Alliance has driven approximately $20 million into Kenya to support and advance research, testing and investments.

In 2014, the Alliance will complete and release a number of studies with health, adoption and environmental impacts for Kenya, with an eye toward developing pilot marketing campaigns to connect and communicate directly with consumers and spur adoption of clean cooking solutions.

For more information about the summery report and Fund Awardees, go to this link: http://www.cleancookstoves.org/resources_files/summary-report-kenya-global.pdf