Overview of the project
Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) draws on the UK’s world-leading universities and innovators with the aim of sparking a revolution in this sector. A key driver is the trajectory of costs, that show that cooking with clean, renewable electricity has the potential to reach a price point of affordability with associated reliability and sustainability within a few years, which will open completely new possibilities and markets.
Beyond the technologies, by engaging with the World Bank Energy Sector Assistance Program (ESMAP), MECS also identifies and generates evidence on other drivers for transition including understanding and optimising of multi-fuel use (fuel stacking); cooking demand and behavior change; and establishing the evidence base to support policy enabling environments that can underpin a pathway to scale and support markets and enterprises.
The five-year programme combines creating a stronger evidence base for transitions to modern energy cooking services in Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office priority countries with socio-economic technological innovations that will drive the transition forward.
To promote an inclusive transition to clean and modern energy cooking practices in Kenya and in the African Continent.
Over 500 households successfully transitioned to modern energy cooking services in Kenya.
- More municipalities in Kenya include electric cooking among other modern energy for clean cooking in their plans
- Modern energy cooking champions are now spreading the message and practice across Kenya
- The National government is developing a clean cooking strategy with special attention to the electric cooking option.
- More awareness on modern energy cooking services in Kenya
- More technology service providers are linked to the consumers and offering flexible purchase terms
UK Aid (FCDO)
ACTS is a leading international think tank working to harness applications of science, technology & innovation for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS vision is knowledge for better livelihoods.
Its mission is to strengthen the capacity and policies of African countries and institutions to harness science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development.
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Loughborough University (LU)