Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya

With support from GACC, CCAK has been able to achieve a lot in the past two years. Some key outcomes are:

  1. CCAK is now recognised as the “voice” of clean cooking in Kenya. Stakeholders call upon CCAK to provide guidance on interventions to effect change in the sector. Some examples of these are invitations for inputs in the Sustainable Energy for All processes, revision of the Energy Policy and selection by WWF as one of the ten renewable energy organisations in their sustainable energy access forum initiative. This is part of CCAK is gaining recognition as an indispensable partner in the renewable energy sub sector influential in lobbying and advocacy.
  2. CCAK is now sought as a partner in project implementation. Some cases in point are the new collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute as a partner in their new behavioural change study, and being selected as the “champion” of the pellets and briquette strategy development by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and Kenya Private Sector Alliance, and selection by The Energy Research Institute of India as their partner in facilitating forced draft stove trainings in Kenya. This recognizes CCAK’s formidable membership network and resources.
  3. CCAK is now recognised as a source of information on clean cooking in Kenya. Frequent enquiries are made by academia, government officials, private sector and the media. A good example is, in the absence of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system in place, CCAK has managed to initiate its basic monitoring system. In 2014, we were able to establish that 14 of our members have distributed 3,376,753 stoves in Kenya as at June 2014. CCAK also partnered with GACC in an awareness campaign in Kenya in 2014 sensitizing the general public on clean cooking.
  4. CCAK’s convening power is recognised. The most prominent examples is the formation of the interministerial committee. The purpose of the committee is to sensitise government agencies on clean cooking and the need to allocate government resources for the same. The plan is to have the following government agencies on board. So far the following have formally designated officers to work with CCAK:
  1. Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
  2. Directorate of Gender, Ministry of Devolution and Planning
  3. Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development
  4. Kenya Industrial Research Development Institute
  5. Ministry of Health
  6. Kenya Bureau of Standards
  7. Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  8. Energy Regulatory Commission
  9. Kenya Medical Research Institute
  10. Ministry of Education Science and Technology
  11. Kenya Forestry Research Institute

The following agencies are also expected to nominate focal points

  1. Ministry of Agriculture Kenya Prisons Service through the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government
  2. Kenya Secondary Heads of Teachers Association
  3. Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association
  4. Ministry of Culture, Sports and Arts
  5. Kenya Forest Service

The CCAK is gaining more recognition daily as a force to reckon with in the sector. In our new phase CCAK invites stakeholders to join us as we ignite change in the clean cooking sector in Kenya.