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The Hidden Side of Energy Access

Stagnating progress on this development agenda costs the world an estimated 2.4 trillion USD per year. In this four-part learning series, you will familiarize yourself with core concepts in the clean cooking sector, uncover the nuanced and contextual nature of accessing modern cooking solutions, learn about innovative financing approaches, and discover recommendations for actors seeking to make clean cooking a reality for households across the world.

The course features four distinct learning modules. Module 1 will introduce the topic, define MECS, and describe the Multi-Tier Framework. Module 2 will describe current access rates around the world and uncover demand- and supply-side barriers to adoption. Module 3 will explain the evolution of the sector, define the ‘least-cost, best-fit’ approach, and explore examples of national clean cooking programs. Finally, Module 4 will conclude with a course recap and recommendations for a range of sectoral actors seeking to drive MECS access forward.

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  • Assess the negative impacts of traditional cooking practices.
  • Explain the concept of MECS.
  • Describe the Multi-Tier Framework.
  • Map the trends in fuel and stove use around the world.
  • Evaluate the demand and supply side factors that influence adoption.
  • Uncover financing as a key barrier to progress.
  • Explain the evolution of decision-making in the clean cooking sector.
  • Assess the ‘least-cost, best-fit’ approach, as well as results-based financing.
  • Describe examples of national programs and the role of the public sector.
  • Explain the key priority areas for actors working on the clean cooking agenda.
  • Describe recommendations for national governments, donors and development partners, and private investors.
  • Provide a recap of the entire course and overview of the state of access to MECS.

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Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 - 3 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $5
From edX
Instructor OLC and ENB
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Environmental Studies

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