Promotion of climate-friendly cooking: Kenya and Senegal

Promotion of Climate-Friendly Cooking: Kenya and Senegal

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Cofinancier

    Green Climate Fund (GCF), German BMZ, Kenyan MoEP, Senegalese MPE and Senegalese MEDDTE

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2020 to 2025

  • Other Stakeholders

    Implementation partners in Kenya: KTDA Foundation, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Green Belt Movement and Strathmore University

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, management of natural resources

A man in blue overalls and protective clothing is laughing and carrying a cooking stove casing. Copyright: GIZ


Traditional biomass accounts for approximately 15 per cent of total global energy use and helps to meet the daily cooking needs of approximately 2.5 billion people. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that replacing traditional open fires with improved cooking stoves has the potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by between 0.6 and 2.4 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. At the same time, the use of these better cooking techniques has numerous other positive effects, such as health benefits.


The market for efficient cooking technologies is promoted by strengthening manufacturers and encouraging the use of their products. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which will allow Kenya and Senegal to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the energy sector.

A woman wearing an apron is smiling as she sits next to the components required for producing stoves. Copyright: GIZ


The project will bring about long-term market growth for climate-friendly cooking stoves in both countries. It promotes both the supply and demand side:

  • It enables stove manufacturers to put their production on a more professional footing, extend distribution and retail structures and provide access to formal financing instruments.
  • It helps raise awareness among consumers about the use of improved stoves and creates a favourable market environment.

In addition, the project shares the knowledge it generates with national and international stakeholders, thus enabling other countries to adopt and refine the approach.

The project achieves a direct saving of a good six megatonnes of CO2 equivalent. Moreover, a total of 11.23 million people, primarily in rural areas, will benefit directly from the project.

It is jointly funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Kenyan Ministry of Energy (MoEP), the Senegalese Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) and the Senegalese Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition (MEDDTE).

Last update: May 2023

A man in blue overalls is sitting on the ground showing how ovens are made during a training session. Copyright: GIZ

Additional information

The project associated to the EnDev programme under the EnDev partnership umbrella

The project’s “Environment and Social Impact Assessment” is available for download in English and French (in line with the Green Climate Fund’s disclosure policy).

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