Promotion of Climate-Friendly Cooking: Kenya and Senegal

Promotion of Climate-Friendly Cooking: Kenya and Senegal

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 28 Feb 2019 at B.22
  • Est. completion 24 Sep 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Traditional biomass represents approximately 15 percent of total global energy use and helps meeting the cooking needs of approximately 2.5 billion people.

The IPCC estimated that replacing traditional open fires with improved cookstoves (ICS) has a global mitigation potential between 0.6 and 2.4 Gt CO2eq/year, while delivering a wide range of sustainable development benefits.

This project aims to accelerate the growth of ICS markets in Kenya and Senegal and significantly increase the level and quality of ICS production and sales, particularly in remote rural areas. The intended outcome is to triple annual ICS production and sales by project end and achieve a six-fold increase by 2030, thereby supporting Kenya and Senegal to reach their stated NDC targets. The project is estimated to directly benefit 11.23 million people and lead to GHG emissions reductions of 6.47 Mt CO2eq during the project lifetime and an additional 24.77 Mt CO2eq by 2030.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


20 Mar 2018 - 346 days

Concept note received

20 Mar 2018

Funding proposal received

09 Oct 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

14 Dec 2018

Cleared by iTAP

01 Feb 2019


28 Feb 2019 - 393 days

Approved by GCF Board

28 Feb 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

03 Jun 2019

FAA executed

28 Nov 2019

Under implementation

26 Mar 2020 - 1,482 days so far

FAA effective

26 Mar 2020

Disbursement - USD 6,575,298

21 May 2021

Disbursement - USD 11,310,943

29 Nov 2021

Disbursement - USD 10,400,867

23 May 2023

To be completed

24 Sep 2025 - 528 days to go

One region

  • Africa

Two countries

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing68% disbursed

GrantUSD 17,886,240
GrantUSD 23,673,889
Total GCF Financing
USD 41,560,130


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,831,267
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,960,335
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 10,185,161
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 2,572,383
Total Co-Financing
USD 20,549,148

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Accredited Entity

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Ms. Ilona Porsche

Head of GCF Business Development Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5, Eschborn, Germany
Phone +49-619679-3130
Ms. Tatjana Krueger

Head of GCF Oversight Unit
Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1-5 65760 Eschborn, Germany, Eschborn, Germany
More contacts

National Designated Authority

The National Treasury
Dr Chris Kiptoo Primary
Principal Secretary
Treasury Building 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 224 0051
Mr. Malik Aman Secondary
Programme Manager, National Coordination (FLLoCA)
Phone +254 720 771774
Mr. Peter Odhengo Secondary
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Finance
Phone +254 722 984 992
Mr. Hillary Korir Secondary
Senior Economist
Phone +254 722 644736
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Madeleine Sarr Primary
Head of Climate Change Division
Parc Forestier de Hann, B.P. 4055 Dakar, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal

News + Stories

Supporting women’s local businesses and climate-friendly cookstoves in Kenya

15 Feb 2024 / About 15 per cent of the energy demand worldwide is met by classic biomass such as firewood, charcoal, and plant residues. Some 2.8 billion people cook their daily meals with such biomass. Kenya is no exception: more than 80 per cent of Kenya’s population uses biomass for cooking and heating. The combustion of these materials during cooking releases greenhouse gases (GHG).