UK Chips in $3.4m For Clean Energy as Paris Summit Ends

Tanzania has secured £3.4 million from the UK to support its National Clean Cooking Strategy (2024–2034). This significant funding was announced by the Minister of State for the Office of the Vice-President (Union and Environment), Selemani Jafo, during a press briefing at the State House in Dar es Salaam. The funds, part of a broader commitment made at the recently concluded Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa, are designated to aid the implementation of Tanzania’s strategy by providing people with clean cooking solutions. The strategy requires a total of $1.8 billion over the next decade to achieve its objectives. Dr Jafo highlighted the summit’s success, noting that it achieved its goal of raising funds to support clean cooking initiatives across Africa, with total pledges amounting to $2.2 billion. The clean cooking agenda in Tanzania began in 2022 and gained significant momentum last year when President Samia Suluhu Hassan launched the African Women’s Clean Cooking Support Programme at COP28. The initiative positions clean cooking as a pan-African priority. According to President Samia, three major challenges facing clean cooking in Africa, including the lack of access to adequate, affordable and sustainable solutions, lack of global attention to the problem, and the absence of smart partnerships to ensure clean cooking access for all.

Source: IPP Media

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