2024 KCP Application
Clean Cooking Association of Kenya
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Household air pollution causes 14,300 deaths each year in Kenya and directly impacts the health of 14.9 million Kenyans. This is due to low awareness and understanding of the health impacts of cook stove smoke among consumers and policy makers. In 2013, interventions options to remove the barriers to widespread adoption of clean cooking solutions in Kenya were prioritized for action, leading to formation of clean cooking association of Kenya to catalyze the clean cooking market and contribute to an estimated 7 million out of the targeted 100 million households adopting clean cookstoves and fuels by 2020.
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Clean Cooking Association of Kenya contributes to more than 10 sustainable development goals, among which falls the economic and gender angle. This is evident through the following support to the economic growth of the country in the following ways; 1. Clean cooking sector contributes largely to the manufacturing sector in the country (Kenya) by providing jobs to over 100, 000 women and youths both in the manufacturing, assembly and marketing of these clean cooking technologies. CCAK advocates strongly for enabling conducive fiscal policies in the country which are key requirements for the growth of the clean cooking sector market, and hence enable project finance to be unlocked for large-scale adoption of these clean cooking solutions. 2. Advocating for and enabling environment for clean cooking adoption in Kenya reduces the country‚ annual disease burden attributable to Household Air Pollution brought about by cooking using inefficient cooking solutions. This is a key health risk to populations, with alarming statistics from the Ministry of Health recording approximate deaths from HAP at 21,560. Majorly women and children are the most affected as they spend most of their time cooking with these polluting sources of fuels and technologies. As an enabler of Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health care strategy in the country, clean cooking solutions saves the lives of these vulnerable population as well as the government which spends over Ksh. 200 billion each year as a result of premature deaths brought about by household air pollution. This necessitates preventative health measures as opposed to curative responses. 3. Food security is a key element of the Kenya Vision 2030 and an important pillar in the government ‚ Big Four Agenda‚ . Food security forms a backbone to a strong manpower in the country, hence a builder to the country‚ economy. Clean Cooking solutions proves a holistic approach towards tackling food insecurity. With the current over reliance in unsustainable source of fuels in Kenya, there is evident risk of deforestation, leading to land degradation and soil erosion. Kenya‚ forest cover is at 7.4 per cent, below the global minimum of 10 per cent. The Forest Policy 2014 recognizes the critical role that forests play as the country‚ water towers and catchments, where over 75 per cent of the country‚ renewable surface water originate, crucial for human livelihoods and agriculture.
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