Powering progress: market creation strategies for solar e-cooking technologies in off-grid and displaced communities (Webinar)

20 June, 2024 15:00 - 20 June, 2024 16:00

The main aim of this webinar was to communicate and discuss the key messages, facts, figures and arguments from the collaborative technical report published by the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings and the World Food Programme, in support of the multistakeholder ‘SOLCO’ initiative launched at COP28 and the Global Refugee Forum.

The webinar offered an opportunity for open discussion on market creation strategies and implementation pathways for solar e-cooking in displacement settings, bringing together a range of experts and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, INGOs and the UN. The one-hour session also offered an open Q&A around the SOLCO initiative for stakeholders within the climate, food security and humanitarian sectors, where solar e-cooking offers a viable technical solution to the multiple challenges facing off-grid and displaced communities in the global south.

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Ruth Zugman do Coutto
Chief, Mitigation Branch, Climate Change Division, UNEP

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James Haselip (host)
Senior Advisor, Climate and Energy, at the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
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Iwona Bisaga (moderator)
Global Clean Cooking Lead at the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (GPA) and NORCAP
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Justine Akumu
Energy Officer, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda
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Kuol Arou
Policy and Advocacy Officer, Last Mile Climate, Uganda
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Geoffrey Ndegwa
Energy for Food Security Advisor at World Food Programme
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Philip Hardwick
CEO, HCBL Climate Finance Advisory
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