NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Wins South-South Cooperation Award


The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves was selected by the United Nations Development Programme Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, to receive the annual South-South Cooperation Award for Partnership.

Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris M. Balderston accepted the award on behalf of the Alliance at the Global South-South Development Expo in Rome, Italy.

Announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in September 2010, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is an innovative public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

After Secretary Clinton returned from Africa, seven African nations joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The governments of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda and Tanzania, together with the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, committed to join the public-private partnership to help save lives around the world.

chef andres secretary clinton
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Chef Jose Andres, Culinary Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2011.
Photo: State Dept/Michael Gross
In September this year, Chef Jose Andres joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as "Culinary Ambassador," helping to raise awareness of an issue that causes nearly two million deaths each year: toxic smoke from traditional cooking stoves.

See the story: Award-Winning Chef Jose Andres Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Chef Andres, Secretary Clinton, the United Nations Foundation, and a rapidly growing list of over 160 other Alliance partners, will be instrumental in achieving the Alliance's '100 by 20' goal, which calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

The Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has its own website.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News

People living in the foothills of Nepal feel shortchanged by the new constitution and the area has been rocked by violence. Sections of the elite see India as the villain...
Ambassador Kaidanow said US and partners organized regional strategies to counter ISIS after eight terrorist groups announced their alliance with ISIS.
According to General Allen, they are paying very close attention to the accomplishments made in the past year since the establishment of the Coalition.
A mob attacked police vehicles by throwing stones, so police fired tear gas and live rounds at protestors, a market and homes, killing four non-protestors.
At the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience Conference, John Kerry said the Arctic is warming faster.
This kind of strained relations between two countries are not something new. In fact, President Maduro closed part of the border last week after unidentified assailants attacked a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol that injured three soldiers and a ci


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

What's Hot At
1 .Up Close and Personal With Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito - 33
2 .An Abandoned Luncheonette Inspires a Sequence of Sonnets - 18
3 .A Blood Sacrifice In Israel - 30
4 .Assad - ISIS Collusion: The Human Monster and His Satanic Band - 21
5 .Mandatory Military Service Works in Israel - 18
6 .India 'Not Happy' With Nepal's New Constitution - 14
7 .Interesting Facts About Dogs - 10
8 .Philippe Petit 'Man on Wire' Interview with Kam Williams - 7
9 .Does the Pink Viagra work? - 7
10.Censorship in America - 5
Updated: 20:15 PDT     831

NewsBlaze Editors


NewsBlaze Writers

news writer images

Writers Wanted

Help NewsBlaze provide daily news, including Business Top Stories, Technology, The Environment and more. Apply: NewsBlaze Writer

Follow NewsBlaze

NewsBlaze Social Media Logos NewsBlaze Facebook NewsBlaze LinkedIn NewsBlaze Twitter NewsBlaze YouTube NewsBlaze MySpace NewsBlaze Fan Page NewsBlaze StumbleUpon NewsBlaze Political Cartoons NewsBlaze Editorial Cartoons

Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site