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Beyond Fire Back-casting a Pathway to Fully Electric Cooking in Rural Kenya by 2030
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), HIVOS
Fiona Lambe, Anne Nyambane,Rob Bailis
The overarching objective of this study is to co-develop and explore future pathways to achieving 100% cooking with electricity in the rural Africa context. The study uses Kenya as a test case. Despite relatively high levels of access to electricity (EED Advisory and SEI 2019), there is very little cooking with electricity in Kenya. To shift the focus toward behavioral drivers and barriers at the individual and household levels, the research participants in this study were
households in a rural off-grid community that currently rely on fuelwood as their primary cooking fuel. The objectives of the study were: to articulate a future pathway to 100% cooking with electricity in Kenya by 2030 from the perspective of rural households; to identify key interim
targets for reaching the overall goal; and to develop policy recommendations.