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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Wins South-South Cooperation Award

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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.

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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.

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