The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking (Virtual Knowledge Exchange)
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Sep 06, 2021 12:00 AM - Oct 01, 2021 12:00 AM EDT | Virtual

The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking (Virtual Knowledge Exchange)

Access to clean cooking solutions, including modern stoves and cooking fuels, is often overlooked as part of the wider energy access agenda. This is surprising, given that four billion people – over half the world’s population – lack access to modern energy cooking service, also known as MECS, for their daily cooking practices. This means that families around the world continue to rely on fuels like woodfuel or charcoal and rudimentary stoves, leading to devastating health, climate, environmental and gender impacts that cost the world an estimated 2.4 trillion dollars each year. While the imperatives are clear, attention and focus on clean cooking have not been commensurate. To address this gap, the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) are partnering in a virtual Knowledge Exchange (KE) that builds on the recently launched, first-of-its-kind self-paced e-learning course titled The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understandin

Target Audience

The target audience includes: ● Staff working on energy, health, environment, climate, and gender aspects across the World Bank Group who are interested in improving their understanding of clean cooking and modern energy cooking services. ● Client government agencies and project units working on energy, health, environment, climate, and gender aspects who are seeking to learn more about clean cooking and the wider energy access agenda. ● Other stakeholders, including individuals working in research and academia, potential investors, and development partners working on clean cooking or related sectors. ● University or master’s level students studying global development, energy, environmental policy, public health, or related fields. Efforts will be made to reach a global audience leveraging the OLC, ESMAP, and MECS networks and relevant World Bank practice areas. Sessions will also be recorded and made available through the OLC platform for later access.

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