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PAST EVENT | Event: The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services: A Deep-Dive Into MECS Data – Where Is It From and How To Use It

Photo Credit:  © Chad Skeers via Flickr CC.



Launched in September 2020, the State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services Report, provides an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of household cooking-energy needs which informs critical solutions and recommends pathways to accelerate access to modern cooking. The report uses several new and constructed global datasets to improve our understanding of the sector.

On the demand side, the report analyzes data from the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) household surveys to understand access levels and household behavior and demand for cooking energy services. To understand better the development impacts, the report estimates the cost of inaction on health, climate and gender, and proposes transition pathways to greater access. The cost of transition is modelled for two 2030 universal access scenarios – access to Modern Energy Cooking Services, where all households move to Tiers 4 or above, and access to Improved Cooking Solutions, where households in Tiers 0 and 1 move to Tiers 2 or 3.

The report also builds on systematic review of studies on modern energy cooking systems and initiatives and maps out the main players on the supply side and various initiatives by geographic location with online tools available.

The webinar delved into the data used and generated from the study and discussed the opportunities for using the data for policy dialogue, program design, and future research.

The event was chaired by Rohit Khanna, Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank

and Moderated by Yabei Zhang, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank

The presenters were:

Understanding Demand – Insights from the MTF by Alisha Pinto, Energy Specialist, ESMAP, World Bank

Exploring Costs and Investment Needs – Data Modeling by:

Marcos Paya, Senior Project Manager, Dalberg Advisors

Oren Ahoobim, Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Michael Tsan, Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Mapping Initiatives and Players – Online Database by Jingyi Wu, Energy Consultant, ESMAP, World Bank

Interactive Map of Studies on Modern Energy Cooking Systems and Initiatives by Caroline Ochieng, Energy Specialist, ESMAP, World Bank

The panelists were:

Donee Alexander, Senior Director of Evidence and Impact, Clean Cooking Alliance

Olivia Coldrey, Lead, Energy Finance and Clean Cooking, SEforALL

Paul Mbuthi, Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Ed Brown, Modern Energy Cooking Services Research Director, Loughborough University

Simon Batchelor, Research and Innovation Coordinator for the MECS Program, Loughborough University, UK

BIOS are available here