eC2: Increasing Access to Efficient and Clean Cooking in Niger

Deadline: 18-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) cookstoves

Niger is experiencing a very strong demographic growth that’s translates into an ever-increasing pressure on the surrounding natural environment. Due to a dual climate and population pressure, the cooking fuel sector has been subject to rapid changes that have been further accelerating since 2015, date when the Programme National des Energies Domestique (PNED) was adopted but not implemented for lack of funds. The World Bank is working in the power sector in access to electricity through the NESAP project and is exploring the feasibility and desirability of integrating Clean and Efficient Cooking aspects in the future. The activity will provide information and analysis to the Bank and Government of Niger and will be structured around two main components: A) market characterization and B) identification of innovative business models to scale up Efficient and Clean Cooking (ECC) solutions and capacity building of stakeholders.

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UK Commits $250 Million; Denmark, France, Netherlands Pledge $130 Million to World Bank Initiatives on Energy Storage, Solar Power and Clean Cooking

NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 – The United Kingdom pledged £200 million ($250 cookstovesmillion) to the Climate Investment Funds’ Global Energy Storage Program, which in collaboration with the World Bank’s Energy Storage Partnership aims to deliver breakthrough energy storage and renewable energy solutions at scale.

France’s Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Netherlands pledged $100 million to the Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), with the Netherlands also announcing $20 million for the Bank’s planned Clean Cooking Fund.

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