The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has been selected by the United Nations Development Programme Special Unit for South-South Cooperation to receive the annual South-South Cooperation Award for Partnership.
On Friday, December 9, 2011, Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris M. Balderston accepted the award on behalf of the Alliance at the Global South-South Development Expo in Rome, Italy.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is one of the two recipients of this year’s award, presented to the development solutions that best show the cooperative spirit of South-South cooperation, in a broad-based and egalitarian collaboration.
Announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in September 2010, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is an innovative public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
The Alliance’s 100 by 20 goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.