Solar Cookers International (SCI) has recognized Kenya for its progressive effort in promoting and expanding the use of clean cooking as an alternative to traditional sources of energy.
“The Kenyan government has been deliberate in making steady advancement in transforming the clean cooking sector and our brimming optimism towards these transformations has resulted in significant investments and innovations, both locally and internationally. The policies and national development plan we have put in place are in tandem with our Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Action Agenda which envisions that universal access to modern cooking solutions for all Kenyans will be achieved by 2030. The goal is to ensure that we achieve sustainable access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all Kenyans as well as scale up our national socio-economic development.” Said Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter.
The solar cooking goals is part of Kenya’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) which is used to track progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CS Keter disclosed that the increased attraction by investors in the clean cooking sector has created market growth for the sector, resulting in the birth of local industrial cookstoves manufacturing, local assembly, and new market players.
The CS further quoted the development of standards for biomass cookstoves and meters dispensing LPG from cylinders as yet another milestone the country has achieved in this sector.