Clean cooking programme to target 50 schools in Tanzania

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have announced an innovative partnership focused on bringing efficient clean cooking solutions to schools in Africa, helping them shift away from polluting and harmful cooking methods currently used for preparing student meals.

Beyond the initial 50 schools, the partnership has identified more than 5,000 grid-connected schools in Tanzania for potential expansion of the programme, with more expected to join as electrification extension progresses.

Using learnings from Tanzania, the programme will be scaled to other countries as well.

The partners have the ambition of reaching 10,000 schools and 5 million children globally in the next 3 years and are calling for an investment of about $100 million combined with carbon financing, to achieve this target.