New portfolio company in Kenya scaling up access to clean cooking through biogas solutions

Latest agreement has been signed with a biogas system provider in Kenya to scale up access to clean cooking solutions for small-scale farmers across the country.

Principles for responsible carbon finance for clean cooking endorsed by MCFA

At a high-level summit on clean cooking in Paris on 14 May, new principles for responsible carbon finance for clean cooking were announced to support the urgent scale-up of clean cooking initiatives in Africa and globally.

Strong market response to the second funding round exceeds expectations

We received very strong interest in our second funding round to support access to and scale-up of high-technology clean cooking solutions in Sub-Saharan African countries. Close to 100 eligible applications across the seven MCFA project countries passed the initial screening.

Learn why support for clean cooking solutions is needed

The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa is a financing programme supporting scale-up of clean cooking solutions in seven Sub-Saharan African countries. The aim of the programme is to provide up to 4 million people in Africa with access to clean, modern and affordable cooking solutions by the end of 2027.

Programme background

Over 2.3 billion people globally and almost 900 million people in Sub-Saharan African countries lack access to modern and clean cooking solutions. This is the only region in the world where access to clean cooking solutions has not kept pace with population growth.

The aim of the MCFA programme is to provide up to 4 million Africans with access to clean cooking solutions, initially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The programme will also aim to have a large positive environmental impact, mitigating deforestation and avoiding CO2 emissions, as well as improving overall health and increasing economic growth in the project countries.

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