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Netherlands Enterprise Agency – RVO

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in the  Government of the Netherlands. RVO aims to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and to strengthen their market positioning.
RVO recognises the ambitious targets of the Government of Kenya as detailed in the Kenya Sustainable Energy for All (“SE4All”) Action Agenda. Taking into account the status of Kenya’s clean cooking sector and the enormous task ahead, to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030. RVO engaged the Government of Kenya, the Netherlands Development Organisaion (SNV), the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and CCAK in discussing a coordinated sector development approach. At the core of this discussion, was the role of CCAK and mechanisms to strengthen its organizational and institutional framework as the focal sector representative organization.
Subsequently, RVO selected CCAK to coordinate an institutional support assignment to enhance CCAK’s capacity. The general framework for the project funding expected realization of the following outcomes: 
  1. Improved governance and sustainability of CCAK in terms of mandate, organization, membership and financial resources and a 4-year business plan
  2. Improved capacity of CCAK to provide services, and build confidence among the members hence contributing to the financial sustainability of CCAK by generating additional income from the services provided to members.
  3. Increased capacity of CCAK to represent members and stakeholders' interests, provide inputs to various government policies and regulations and to be a reliable partner for the government in the development and attainment of the clean cooking sub-sector goals.
  4. Facilitate a comprehensive sector that will provide up to date information on the state of clean cooking in the country, this study will also provide a baseline for monitoring and coherence in results tracking.
  5. Assist in the development of the monitoring framework for the sector.
  6. Update the country action plan, serving to strengthen collaboration and effectiveness in the sector.

Voice for Change Programme (V4CP)

SNV is a non-profit, international development organisation, which aims to alleviate poverty by enabling increased income, employment opportunities and increased access to basic services. SNV provides advisory services, promotes the development and brokering of knowledge and supports policy dialogue at the national level. It is among key partners of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in the Government of Kenya.

SNV has supported  CCAK since its inception and played a vital role in the sector capacity building, evidence generation and advocacy strengthening to enhance the association’s capacity in coordinating and leading advocacy concerns in the sector.  SNV supported the growth of the association and has streamlined sector strategic guidance inclusive of the support to the development of the Kenya Country Action Plan (“KCAP” or “CAP”) for the cooking sector.

Voice for Change Partnership (V4CP) is a multi-country and multi-sector programme focusing on evidence-based advocacy to improve the enabling environment. It jointly contributes to country structural change by embedding community interest into policies and practice, and by improving the position of affected groups, or the organisations that represent them. The V4CP programme empowers CSOs to engage with decision-makers, and those responsible for implementing decisions, by providing sound arguments and a solid evidence base, backing the proposed changes in the country. Together with IFPRI and other research partners, V4CP enhances the capacities of CSOs in terms of leadership, the use of evidence and thematic knowledge, advocacy skills, and organisational sustainability. CSOs also gain access to broader research data and lessons learned from other projects, so that this evidence can support advocacy strategies.

GIZ (Endev)

GIZ is a German development agency that provides services in international development cooperation whose main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ incubated CCAK at its offices, providing infrastructure and a physical address for the association at its infancy.

The Endev Project aims at strengthening and reinforcing the institutional capacity of CCAK to fulfill its mandate particularly with regards to coordinating and representing the sector as well as lobbying for a better enabling environment for the clean cooking sector. The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To strengthen the institutional capacity of CCAK
  2. To improve coordination of the clean cooking sector

Key intervention areas:

The core interventions revolve around strengthening CCAK organizational structure with a focus on appropriate staffing and improved administrative and financial management systems and processes. This also includes budgetary support for the day-to-day operational activities of the CCAK secretariat.

The project shall support CCAK efforts to facilitate an enabling environment that is well-coordinated and supportive of market transformation. The interventions shall include convening periodical stakeholder forums to update and take stock of sector development and facilitate a national dialogue, especially on policy, regulations.

The Clean Cooking Alliance-( Standards and Labelling Project)

Clean Cooking Alliance is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation with core objectives of saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women, and protecting the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

It was the efforts of the Clean Cooking Alliance that saw the inception of the Kenya Country Action Plan in 2012. CCA facilitated this process where the need for a sector association was determined by sector stakeholders. Subsequently, CCA supported CCAK financially as well as programmatically. CCA continues to play a key role as a partner and financier of the development of the cooking sector in Kenya, and as a member of the EC of CCAK. The EC is grateful for this support, which has enabled CCAK to reach its milestone.

The Alliance’s 100 by ‘20 goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. CCA is working with a strong public network, private and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in developing countries.

The grant awarded to Clean Cooking Association of Kenya to train stakeholders in supporting scaling-up of the production and distribution of clean cooking solutions while ensuring regulatory compliance, under the larger Standards and Labelling project in Kenya.  The project focus activities include:

  1. Convening and coordinating stakeholders under the standard and labelling project.
  2. Leading the reconstitution of the standards and labelling steering committee to discuss and determine product performance parameter/s, adoption and validating product labels
  3. Convening a consultative meeting to review the implementation plan and informational educational (IEC) materials by the communication consultant.
  4. Disseminating the final report and lessons learned on standards and labelling to all clean cooking stakeholders.
  5. Development of project implementation document.

HIVOS (SP-E, The Green and Inclusive Energy Programme)

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, they oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Hivos works towards a green society that has no expiry date - a society powered by renewable energy, where everyone has sufficient, nutritious and affordable food.

Hivos, ENERGIA, IIED and national civil society organisations partnered with the Dutch government in a five-year advocacy and lobby programme, which kicked off in 2016 intending to influence energy policies and practices. Hivos designed influencing strategies [or theory of change] with national civil society organisations, combining and strengthening the joint effort in the effective lobby and advocacy strategies for green & inclusive energy systems.

HIVOS aims for strong civil organisations, active in Indonesia, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nicaragua and Guatemala that are critical and knowledgeable voices in national and international debates and policy development. Hivos under the Strategic Partnership – Energy funded the project targets vulnerable girls and women in Kwale County.

The project aims at realizing the following outcomes:

  1. Knowledge of women in Kwale County on clean cooking on health, environment and livelihoods enhanced.
  2. A partnership with national and county government gender officials in Kwale County to call for affirmative action funding and training for vulnerable women as Last Mile Entrepreneurs.
  3. Documentation, reporting and dissemination of policy briefs and success stories Enhanced.
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Hands-on Training Course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment – Handbook on Clean Cooking Project.

The project assignment is expected to deliver a handbook on clean cooking, which is an UN-Habitat initiative focussed on empowering young entrepreneurs to start income-generating enterprises in the renewable energy sector and become active proponents of energy efficiency and renewable energy approaches with a clear understanding of the issues and application around climate change.


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