Learn why support for clean cooking solutions is needed

The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa is a new financing programme supporting scale-up of clean cooking solutions in six Sub-Saharan African countries. The aim of the programme is to provide 3 million people in Africa with access to clean, modern and affordable cooking solutions by the end of 2027.

At COP27: Scaling up clean and modern cooking solutions in Africa to raise the climate ambition

The COP27 side event ‘Clean cooking around the world’ highlighted the climate, health, economic and social benefits of clean cooking. The event was organised by Nefco and the Nordic Council of Ministers on 11 November 2022 and brought together experts to discuss the development of the clean cooking sector and its linkages to climate goals.

First funding round closed on 21 June

The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa has closed the Pre-Qualification stage of its first funding round on 21 June. Applicants successfully passing the evaluation will be invited to the Final Application stage in September 2022. Read more about the first funding round and supported clean cooking technologies.

Programme background

Over 4 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 3 million Africans with access to clean cooking solutions, initially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, 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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