SAWIE Webinar: Best Practices in Clean Cooking Across South Asia

SAWIE Webinar: Best Practices in Clean Cooking Across South Asia

CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO A WEBINAR ON

WOMEN IN ENERGY

BEST PRACTICES IN CLEAN COOKING ACROSS SOUTH ASIA

Date: May 15th, 2020 (Friday)

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM (IST) | 9:30-10:30 AM (EDT)

For Participation, Please register here

SPEAKERS

VAISHALI NIGAM SINHA

Chairperson SAWIE and Chair
ReNew Foundation

ANAND KUMAR

Secretary, Ministry of Culture
Former Secretary, MNRE
Government of India

DINESH JAGDALE

Joint Secretary, MNRE
Government Of India

AJAITA SHAH

Founder/CEO
Frontier Markets

AMIT JAIN

Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank

ASNA TOWFIQ

Manager – Policy
Clean Cooking Alliance

Moderated By

MICHAEL SATIN

Director- Clean Energy and
Environment Office (CLEEO), USAID/India

BACKGROUND

Women play a pivotal role in household cooking sector in the South Asia region. Particularly, in India, nearly 60% of the population depends on polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves to cook their food.

This session aims to highlight some of the best practices from the World Bank’s Bangladesh Clean Cook stoves Program and lessons for the South Asia Region, in particular India. The expert panel will dive-deep into ground level realities, challenges and opportunities w.r.t clean cook stoves – as an enabler to improved women health with reduced in house air-pollution and poverty alleviation through income generation/livelihood opportunities.

About SAWIE

SAWIE, a joint initiative of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), aims to promote women’s empowerment and gender sensitization in the energy sector in South Asia region.

The platform will bring together leaders, particularly women leaders, across the energy sector to design interventions focused around outreach and recruitment; mentorship and leadership; increasing women’s participation in networking and brainstorming events, and professional development that can help bridge the gender gaps. USAID is supporting the SAWIE platform through its “Greening the Grid – Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE)” initiative.

GTG-RISE is a key initiative under USAID’s Asia EDGE (Enhancing Growth and Development through Energy) and is implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP.

For more information on SAWIE, please visit https://sawie.org/