2024 KCP Application
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Purpose of the project The purpose of our project is to make electric cooking accessible, affordable, and attractive in low income markets. We are developing electric cooking appliances to make cooking cheaper, faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly for users. Why was it formed? Approximately ‚Öì of the world, 2.6 billion people, cook with inefficient fuels such as wood, charcoal, kerosene, and coal (World Health Organization). These dirty fuels are incredibly inefficient: dangerous fumes, increasingly expensive, a major driver for deforestation. The WHO estimates 4M people die each year from dirty cooking. Clean, efficient cooking appliances are unavailable and unaffordable in most parts of the world. PowerUP was formed to solve this problem. How was it formed? Co-founders, Kato Kibuka and Matt Evans, identified that the primary reason clean technologies are not available in the African markets is because of the lack of localized design and features to increase affordability. The strategy for PowerUP was formed when Matt, a climate finance expert, introduced the problem to Kato, a career product development leader. It was founded in June 2021.
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Our project empowers the underrepresented in the climate movement. PowerUP is giving the African market a choice for truly clean cooking - electric pressure cooking is a significantly more clean solution than growing improved charcoal or wood cookstove carbon emission reduction projects. African consumers, particularly women and girls, will have a better choice to cook without woody biomass to reduce the pressure of rapid deforestation in the continent. PowerUP is specifically located in Kampala to attract and develop a pan-African team. We are led by a Ugandan CEO / Co-Founder who will have first contact with carbon credit finance markets that are dominated by non-African participants.
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