Changing behavior
for clean cooking adoption

Sharing learnings and thinking ahead

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Our Agenda

Despite various cookstove dissemination interventions, adoption of clean cookstove continues to be elusive. A major gap that emerges is the lack of focus on behavioral change as a driver of clean cooking adoption.

Join our panel of experts as we unpack behavior within clean cooking domain in India. Understand how policy interventions around clean cooking solves only a part of the problem by providing access to address a phenomenon as socially, economically, and culturally determined as cooking.

Key Takeaways:

  • Demystify the right approach of introducing BCC in the clean cooking interventions
  • Learn about the right dosage and implementation strategy of an effective BCC intervention
  • Understand how technological innovations can help in strengthening BCC strategies
  • Learn how gender complexities can be integrated in the BCC interventions




Webinar Sessions

Navigating the solution space: Building on BCC learnings for greater clean cooking adoption

10:05 AM IST - 10:45 AM IST
Points to be discussed:
  • What's the right dosage of BCC - approaching it as a product that needs to be delivered, or a practice that needs to be behaviorally inculcated or a bespoke mix?
  • If "clean the stack" is the agenda - is this the right time for BCC to start locating ICS, biogas and other clean cooking options as the priority secondary cooking option?
  • Complete displacement of unclean stack is influenced by supply (effective supply chains, market incentives, seasonality) and demand side (intergenerational practices, intra-household power structures) confounders. Looking ahead what are "must-haves" for a BCC to be effective with both supply and demand side ecosystem actors.
  • Can BCC influence/advocate inclusion of clean cooking as a sub-state agenda - like inclusion of clean cooking agenda in the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana at the district level?

Kadambari Anantram

Vice President - Research and Advisory Services, Sambodhi Research and Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Willow Trantow

Ganesh Neelam

Head of Energy, Tata Trusts and Zonal Head - Central and East India, Tata Trusts


Padma Shri Reema Nanavaty

Director, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)


Svati Bhogle

Founder, Sustaintech India Pvt. Ltd.


Debajit Palit, PhD (Energy)

Director & Senior Fellow, Rural Energy & Livelihoods Division - The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)


Santosh Singh

Director, Clean Energy, Intellecap Advisory Services Private Limited

Leveraging technology enabled monitoring (sensors, bangles) in triggering behavior change

11:15 AM IST - 11:45 AM IST
Points to be discussed:
  • Sensors enable access to data on cookstove usage and emissions and the fluctuation therein. How do we ensure programmatic uptake of this data especially in improving BCC strategies?
  • How do we internalize use of measurement technology to monitor usage & emission exposure? How can it be used as both BCC and advocacy tool (downstream and upstream) . Let's discuss the preparedness of key actors (policy, technology, implementors) in appreciating and accepting tech usage at a large scale.

Smita Rakesh

Portfolio Director - Clean Energy and Climate Action, Social Alpha


Tara Ramanathan

Director, Energy for health, Nexleaf Analytics


Russell Collins

Founder Director, Himalayan Rocket Stove Pvt Ltd


Gaurav Mehta

Founder and CEO, Dharma Life


Narayan Sundararajan

CTO, Grameen Intel Social Business, Sr. Director & Sr. Principal engineer, Applied machine learning, Intel

Integrating gender complexities in BCC design in the future

11:15 AM IST - 11:45 AM IST
Points to be discussed:
  • BCC interventions have historically laid overemphasis of women as messaging targets, leaving out men who in effect are primary household decision makers. As a negative externality to this approach, have we reinforced gender stereotypes?
  • Where are we in terms of appreciating the need to use BCC in unravelling the underpinnings of gender and house-hold power structures?
  • Data from several sources suggest clean energy access skew towards upper socio-economic segments. How do we posit BCC in addressing or advocating the inclusion agenda?

Shalini Sarin

Co Founder & Executive Director, Elektromobilitat


Manish Kumar Pandey

Fellow and Area Convenor, Centre for Rural Action, Rural Energy and Livelihood, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)


Sasmita Patnaik

Programme Lead, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)


Arijit Basu

Ex Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, Clean Cooking Alliance


Parimita Mohanty

Lead, EMpower, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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