The Alliance is pleased to announce that the Forum on Clean Cookstoves and Fuels will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 18-22, 2013.

The Forum builds upon the events hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Partnership for Clean Indoor Air over the last decade. This four-day event will bring together more than 400 stakeholders from the clean cookstoves and fuels sectors, as well as related disciplines, to further the development of market-based solutions to foster the global adoption of clean cooking solutions. The Forum is open to all interested participants and will draw attendees from a broad range of interest areas including: cookstove designers and manufacturers, non-governmental organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, standards and testing institutions, public agencies, and national governments.

The Forum will focus on methods to drive innovations in research, market development, standards and testing, policy development, and other topics. The first day (March 18th) will feature in-depth topical workshops topics such as gender, finance and health. The following three-days (March 19-21) will include sessions with thematic tracks in areas such as project development, fuels, standards and testing, financing, research, and capacity building.

The Alliance is committed to bringing high-level speakers and session leaders from the private sector, investment community, civil society, research institutions, the health and environmental communities, UN agencies, and others to lead dynamic and engaging sessions that foster ample opportunities for networking and partnership development. Information on workshop sessions, plenaries, and thematic tracks will be available online soon.

Participants will also have the option to attend site visits to clean cookstove and/or fuels projects in Cambodia. Potential site visits include: a cookstove research laboratory, briquette manufacturing plant, stove manufacturing compound, and women’s entrepreneur training facility.

The Alliance will be offering a limited number of travel scholarships for conference attendees from developing countries. To qualify, attendees must demonstrate financial need and a role in advancing the clean cookstove and fuels sectors. Other criteria will also be considered including geographic diversity. To apply for a travel scholarship, individuals and organizations must be registered as an Alliance partner. Click here to join the Alliance as a partner.

Online registration and applications for travel scholarships will be available soon. Please check the website soon for more information.

The Alliance is also seeking sponsors for the Forum. For more information on sponsorship packages please contact Brandi Suttles, Senior Development Associate.

For more information on the 2013 Forum on Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, please email forum@cleancookstoves.org.

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We look forward to seeing you next year in Cambodia!