The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is accepting proposals for the design and implementation of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions to accelerate market growth and drive adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in households. The Clean Cooking BCC Fund is intended to support innovative approaches that will change behaviors while contributing to a more systematic, coordinated and inclusive effort to increase consumer demand for clean and efficient cookstoves at scale.
The alliance is looking to fund organizations or consortia who can design and implement strategies that will drive increased purchase and consistent use, while advancing the state of the art for BCC in the sector. Ideally, the portfolio of Alliance BCC grants would lead to creative, impactful partnerships among organizations with behavior change expertise, cookstoves and fuels enterprises, governments, and civil society organizations – those with experience in the sector as well as those bringing a new perspective to the sector. The Alliance will issue a separate request for proposals to support enterprises in promoting specific brands of cookstoves and fuels.
The Alliance expects to make several grants under this fund – awarding in total up to $4.5 million.
It expects that grants will be signed in May 2016 and will be 24 months in duration.
It expects that no single grantee will receive more than $2 million in funding.
More information at Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance)