Greetings everyone, it is my pleasure to be a part of the wildHub community. I’m Clinton from Nigeria, I work with sustainable actions for nature as a program manager, we focus on conservation, climate justice and the clean cooking sector. I’m particularly passionate about wildlife and our advocacy in the clean cooking sector discourages the traditional open fire cooking within rural communities and low income homes which results to deforestation and endangering wildlife.
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A warm welcome to our WildHub Community, Clinton! It's great to have you join us.
What advice would you give to other members who are working to change people's traditional open fire cooking to clean cooking?
I will say they should keep up the work, clean cooking could prevent half a million deaths in Africa each year and also threaten the habitat of wildlife and endangered species. A new CCA-funded geospatial tool shows $66 billion in healthcare costs could be saved each year by reducing reliance on polluting cooking fuels.
*open fire cooking threaten
Hello Clinton, you are welcome. It’s nice to have you here.
Thank you, I’m glad to be here !
Welcome to WildHub, Clinton! I'd love to hear more about your work in the clean cooking sector.
Okay great my pleasure to share
Welcome! I would like to talk to you a little more about your work, see you inbox please.
Yes I just responded now, thank you for such great questions.
Welcome Clinton, good to have you here. Can you tell us about your work on climate justice in local communities?
Thank you, it is my pleasure to be here!
Within the Climate Justice Sector, i have worked alongside major stakeholders such as: IOCs, MDAs, community reps… to organize consultative dialogue meetings to address and resolve issues of equity and inclusion resulting from oil exploration activities within the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria, which is affecting livelihoods and life expectancy of the host communities.
Hello Clinton! Welcome to WildHub
I love sustainable approaches to conserving wildlife, congratulations on your work, I'm sure it makes a big impact! I also work with local communities in the high Andean mountains, and they also use firewood from the montane forest for cooking. I would like to know if you can share a bit about the clean cooking system, since it is a new concept for me.
Thank you Andrea!!
The West, is privileged to have the opportunity to cook with efficient, low-polluting energy sources like electricity and gas. But for 2.4 billion people around the world, primarily in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, those clean, modern cooking options are simply not accessible. Instead, households depend on inefficient cooking methods: in particular, wood- and charcoal-burning fires.
The World Bank estimates that the lack of progress on clean cooking costs the world more than $2.4 trillion each year, driven by adverse impacts on health, wildlife, climate and gender equality.
Lack of access to CleanCooking causes more deaths than malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis each year combined. But it is one of the most underfunded and undervalued sectors.
Getting started with the clean cooking sector:
There’s a list of Cleancook fuels that have been researched and proven to be more efficient and climate friendly than the open firewood cooking.
-Tier-2 charcoal stoves (slowly phasing out)
So coming into the clean cooking sector you have to understand the sustainability plan and the impact you hope to achieve, this will help you focus on the solutions to render.
Some of the factors that will determine this is the geographical area you want to carry out your projects, accessibility, income class of beneficiaries. For example you can’t promote only electric cooking in some sub Saharan countries dues to unstable power supply.
Feel free to ask more questions, if you have any…
It is good to know you also work with local communities😊