Catalyzing sustainable development goals through clean cooking solutions (part III – catalyzing women and youth empowerment through clean cooking)

This is the concluding part of the side-event on clean cooking.

Lack of access to clean cooking disproportionately affects women and girls, limiting their ability to access to education and benefit equally in the economy and society. Women’s and girls often dedicate extensive hours to collecting fuelwood for cooking, resulting in adverse health issues. Achieving universal access to clean cooking also requires the participation and leadership of young people, who have a critical role in driving innovation, raising awareness, and advocating for change. This session will explore how clean cooking solutions and technologies can empower women and youth.  Leading organizations will share their experiences in clean cooking projects that place a strong emphasis on women and youth empowerment.

Opening by Moderator, Ms. Sheila Oparaocha, Director, Energia


Ms. Stella Funsani Gama, Deputy Director of Forestry/Climate Change Negotiator, Ministry of Forestry of Malawi/LDC Group
Ms. Mariana Butron Oporto, Project Coordinator, EnDev AV, Bolivia
Ms. Voeun Sivleng, Project Manager of Cambodia, SNV
Ms. Andrea Stanisic, Coordinator, Global Networks & Partnerships, CCA
Mr. Akil Callendar, Youth Specialist, SEforAll
Ms. Heather Adair-Rohani, Air Quality & Health Unit Head, i.a. & Technical Lead on Energy and Health, World Health Organization

Closing remarks by Ms. Semida Silveira, Professor, Cornell University/ CEET UN Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition


Nov 02 2023


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm