The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking (Self-paced)
Self-Paced eLearning

The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking (Self-paced)

This course explores the hidden side of energy access by uncovering the reality that over 4 billion people around the world currently lack access to modern energy cooking services (MECS) for their daily cooking needs. Throughout the developing world, households still cook with firewood and charcoal on rudimentary stoves in poorly ventilated rooms, resulting in significant negative impacts for health, gender, the environment, and our climate. Stagnating progress on this development agenda costs the world an estimated 2.4 trillion USD per year. In this four-part learning series, you will familiarize yourself with core concepts in the clean cooking sector, uncover the nuanced and contextual nature of accessing modern cooking solutions, learn about innovative financing approaches, and discover recommendations for actors seeking to make clean cooking a reality for households across the world.

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- Dec 13, 2022
Dear users, we are delighted that this course was useful and of interest! To participate or follow further discussions on clean cooking, we invite you to join the "Clean Cooking Community of Practice" on LinkedIn. This CoP is a knowledge-sharing platform that reunites clean cooking practitioners and people interested in the topic.


- Sep 28, 2022
I have worked on detailed assessment of communities that are several Kms away from existing grid and this actually adds to my knowledge of assessing substitutable spending on cooking


- Sep 13, 2022
Very nicely put together and a good balance of written, graphical and video media

jose luis

- May 30, 2022

Mahaman Mourtala

- Nov 26, 2021
Interesting course!


- Nov 4, 2021
I undertook this course in the previous intake. I never received the certificate. I passed all the quizzes and did at least 2 discussions and assignments.


- Dec 13, 2022
Dear Martin, I am sorry that you had issues receiving your certificate. Please contact, stating the name of the course and describing the issue encountered.

- Oct 26, 2021
Great course


- Sep 8, 2021


- Jul 19, 2021
Great initiative and very interesting course!
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