Thursday Agenda

Thursday, Nov 20
Friday, Nov 21
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions – Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation
8:45 – 9:00 am Plenary Speaker – The Power of Markets to Address Household Air Pollution
Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
9:00 – 9:30 am High Level Panel - The Importance of Scale: Transforming the Way Half the World Cooks in our Lifetime
Moderator – Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation
  • Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, United States of America
  • Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana
9:30 – 10:30 am Moderated Discussion – Why the Future is Now: The Need to Scale Rapidly
Moderator – Wanjira Mathai, Project Leader, the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies
  • Nii Darko Asante, Director, Technical Regulation, Energy Commission, Ghana
  • Nasrul Hamid, State Minister of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources, Bangladesh
  • Omedi Moses Jura, Acting Deputy Director, Climate Change Secretariat, Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources of Kenya
  • Lawrencia Laraba-Mallam, Minister of Environment, Nigeria
  • Wang Yanliang, Minister's Special Representative; Director-General, Rural Energy and Environment Agency, Ministry of Agriculture of China
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 pm Panel Session – Clean Cooking: The Burden, the Imperative, and the Progress
Opening Remarks and Moderator – Gene Bukhman, Director, Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, Director, NCD Synergies Project, Partners In Health
  • Tami Bond, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Solomon Mpoke, Director, Kenya Medical Research Institute
  • Anita Shankar, Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Environment Health Sciences, Center for Global Clean Air and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Kirk Smith, Professor of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Professor of Environmental and Global Health, Duke University
12:00 – 12:30 pm Tour of Clean Cooking Exhibit and passed first course
During this time, the first course of lunch will be served. The Clean Cooking Exhibit tells the story of our sector's progress and looks ahead to the frontier of new innovations. The exhibit will showcase new technologies, fuels, production methods, and innovations to address user needs, as well as research and innovations in progress to help our sector scale clean, efficient, affordable technologies and fuels that will be sustainably adopted.
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Remarks – Clean Cooking and the Public-Private Model in Development
Moderator – Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
  • Kandeh Yumkella, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Keith E. Hansen, Vice President, Global Practices, World Bank Group
1:30 – 1:45 pm Break
1:45 – 2:45 pm Panel Session – Advances in Standards and Testing: Driving Innovation and Ensuring Results
Moderator – David Martin, General Manager Production, Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria
  • Victoria Cortes, Professor, Zamorano University
  • Gary Hattem, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Americas
  • Rob Steele, Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Ben West, President, EcoZoom
2:45 – 3:45 pm Panel Session – Driving a Market for Clean and Efficient Cooking Solutions: The Supply Side
Moderator – Bahijjahtu Abubakar,
National Coordinator of Renewable Energy Programme, Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
  • 'Tokunboh Ishmael, President, Alitheia Capital
  • Jennifer Pryce, Chief Executive Officer, Calvert Foundation
  • Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director, Division of Programme Support and Management, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Carlo Figà Talamanca, CEO, Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise
  • Allert van den Ham, Chief Executive Officer, SNV
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm Panel Session – Lighting a Fire Under Consumer Demand for Clean and Efficient Cooking Solutions
Moderator – Kris Balderston, Managing Director, FleishmanHillard
  • Sarah Collins, Founder, Wonderbag
  • Nana Agyarkoma Difie II, Asante Mampong Paramount Queen Mother
  • Martha Herrera, Director Global Social Responsibility, CEMEX
  • Stephen M. Macharia, General Manager - Market Research and Product Development, Equity Bank
  • Ibrahim Hafeez Rehman, Director, The Energy Resources Institute
5:00 – 5:30 pm Panel Session – Alliance's Champions and Ambassadors Lead the Way in Transforming the Sector
Moderator – Aaron Sherinian, Vice President Communications and Public Relations, UN Foundation
  • Stephen Appiah, World Cup Captain Ghana Black Stars
  • Rocky Dawuni, Musician
  • Zhao Wei, Actress and Director
5:30 – 7:00 pm Reception and Continuation of Cookstoves Exhibit

Wifi Login: To log onto the wifi you need to connect to Conrad Meeting wireless network. Open your web browser then follow the on-screen instructions to connect and enter passcode "cookstoves" all lowercase .

About The Alliance

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance is working with its public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in developing countries.