Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in partnership with the Clean Cooking Association, is convening global leaders for a Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa to make 2024 a turning point for progress on ensuring clean cooking access for all.

Ash Sharma, Head of MCFA will be attending at the event.

The Summit and live streaming

The event will be held on 14 May 2024 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and can be followed online at IEA’s event page from 10:30 CET.

The Summit will be co-chaired by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania H.E. Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Jonas Gahr Støre, the President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina and the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency Dr. Fatih Birol.

Read more about the Summit and its agenda on IEA’s event page.


Today, nearly four in five Africans still cook their meals over open fires and traditional stoves, using wood, charcoal, animal dung, and other polluting fuels. This has dire impacts on health, gender equality and the environment, with women and children bearing the worst consequences.

Solving this issue requires a historic commitment, which would be among the most consequential investments in Africa’s and the world’s future.

Published: May 2, 2024
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