Story by : Ishmael Barfi
In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Ghana Alliance for Clean cookstoves (GHACCO) and CIWED-Ghana [who are members of ACCESS Coalition], the Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND), a climate Change advocate is currently engaging community people in the Ashanti, Northern, Central and Greater Accra regions on clean cooking stoves.
This is to know and understand their perceptions and experiences on the use of clean cooking stoves based on the free distribution of 500,000 clean cooking stoves by government of Ghana 2 years ago.
The programme is expected to benefit approximately 1.8 million Ghanaians through a $5.5million South Korea Government funded project.
This was disclosed in a press release issued on this day, 4th February,2022 by the Executive Coordinator of Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND), Mr. Chibeze Ezekiel in Accra.
“The outcome of this exercise is to feed into the Ministry’s evaluation processes and inform the next steps in line with attaining SDG7, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and the Nationally Determined Contributions (Gh-NDCs)”, it stated.
Furthermore, the release hinted that, particularly, “we will be organising a Post-COP26 Workshop on Energy later this month with relevant state and non-state actors to among others share the findings of our survey to help contribute to Ghana’s energy transition interventions.
Currently, the team are currently in Tamale engaging women on clean cooking, hence to collate their views, perceptions and thoughts on the use of the stove as well educate them on the importance of using clean cooking stove in their day to day cooking.
SYND is the West Africa Regional Node for ACCESS Coalition. The coalition is made up CSOs across the globe working to promote energy access particularly to the poor and vulnerable.