Going to Scale - How Private and Public Sector can Join Forces to Create Vibrant Markets for Cookstoves Focusing on Global/Multi-national Production - Workshop 2.2 Recommendations Bonn 2013

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Workshop 2.2: Going to Scale - How Private and Public Sector can Join Forces to Create Vibrant Markets for Cookstoves Focusing on Global/Multi-national Production

Participants were given an introduction to the topic of vibrant markets and the public and private players involved. After this joint start, the workshop split into two subgroups, one focusing on national/local production and the other on global/multinational production. participants analyzed and discussed the different roles, potential and limitations of public and private sector players along the supply chain for stoves. Policy instruments, regulatory framework conditions and financing instruments were also discussed.

Facilitator/Chair: Jeroen Blum, Shell Foundation
Rapporteur : Heba Rabie, The Gold Standard Foundation


  • Identifying expectations between public and private sector players
  • Identifying opportunities for cooperation between the private and public sector
  • Developing recommendations on improving the roles of private and public sector players


Key Areas Discussed

1. The main challenges and achievements that the audience experienced in developing and distributing cookstoves on an international level

a. Achievements- securing funding from donors to develop production in host countries such as Kenya (Burn), and reaching high levels of distribution globally, reaching end-users efficiently.
b. Challenges- transport, R&D, moving from growth phase to the roll-out, partnering with small local organizations that do not have access to finance, consumer habits feeding back into the issue research.

2. Finance- where to access finance and how to make working capital available.
3. Recommendations to the Global Alliance on the bigger role they can play through lobbying with governments of donor and host countries alike. Issues such as tariffs, public awareness and funding should be discussed.


  1. Where to look for funding for project design of cookstoves? Sources for R&D that can be made use of by entire cookstove community. Make sure that public funding and private funding works together towards a common goal.
  2. Combine sources of funding: donor, private, and carbon funding.
  3. Lobbying with government to adjust import tariffs.
  4. Government to provide data online, and the market should clarify what type of data is needed.
  5. Government should invest in R&D.
  6. In order for the market to be sustainable, we should eventually move away from grants.
  7. Public Awareness- making sure that the public are aware of the importance of the product.

BICEF Recommedations - Workshop 2.2
BICEF Recommedations - Workshop 2.2

Specific Action Proposed (Including Responsibilities)

Proposed future role of GACC and GIZ:

  1. Combining financing efforts, with a focus on working capital
  2. Lobbying with governments,
  3. Enforcing standards and protocols, ensuring that there is consumer awareness of these standards.
  4. Consolidating data about business plans and making it available to project developers.