PAST EVENT | ESMAP Holds Climate Action Summit Session on: Clean Cooking Fund Initiative: High-Level Dialogue on Accomplishments, Opportunities, and Challenges
Venue: Virtual


This event was presented by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and focused on the progress and activities taken since the Climate Action Summit on the Clean Cooking initiative. Since the establishment of the Clean Cooking Fund (CCF) announced at the Climate Action Summit with a funding target of $500 million over five years, the initiative has attracted support from donors, the private sector and countries.

An initial pipeline of country investment projects has been developed and the first project was approved on September 17.

This webinar moderated high-level conversation by policy makers on the CCF initiative in its first year, current status, opportunities, expectations and challenges in the future.


Moderator | Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Rapporteur, Clean Cooking, Energy & Health


     Welcome and opening remarks

  • Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Infrastructure, World Bank
  • Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair UN-Energy


     Presentation: World Bank Update on Clean Cooking Fund                                                   

  • Rohit Khanna, Head, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
  • Yabei Zhang, Lead, Clean Cooking Fund


     High-Level Panel Discussion

  • H.E. Aksel Jakobsen, State Secretary, International Development, Norway
  • H.E. Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda
  • Honorable Mary Goretti Kitutu Kimono, Minister, Energy & Mining Development, Uganda (TBC)
  • H.E. Tomas Anker, Climate Ambassador, Denmark
  • H.E. Carola van Rijnsoever, Ambassador, Sustainable Development, Netherlands
  • Mr. Martin Ndayizeye, General Director of Energy, Ministry of Water, Energy & Minerals, Burundi
  • Mr. Madhusudan Adhikari, Executive Director Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal


     Closing Remarks 

  • Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

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