United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
Tools & Resources – July 2017
Understanding the energy needs and market opportunities in the specific off-grid community or region is the first step in D-Lab’s Off-Grid Energy Roadmap. D-Lab has developed the Energy Assessment Toolkit to guide organizations through the process of gathering the information in the following areas:
- Current energy access and expenditures
- Aspirational energy needs
- Existing supply chain
- Community institutions and stakeholders (private sector, government, NGO)
The Energy Assessment Toolkit is intended to guide local organizations through the process of gathering the information needed to make informed decisions about what technologies and business models are best suited to meet the specific needs in their community through market based initiatives. This community-based assessment approach is not intended to replace studies that track energy access on a national level, or to generate market intelligence reports for external organizations looking to expand their business or programs into new markets.
The toolkit is designed to be modular so that organization conducting the assessment can determine the scope and scale of the assessment, and consists of the following threes type of documents:
Learn more about the toolkit’s capabilities via this blog post.
In an effort to further catalyze the use of clean cookstoves and fuels, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has launched the “BCC Resource Hub”, a global database of behavior change communication materials and resources from communication and marketing campaigns in the clean cooking sector.
BCC utilizes communication strategies to motivate people to adopt healthier behaviors, products, and services. To generate demand for and encourage sustained use of clean cooking solutions, the Alliance has supported BCC campaigns in Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
The Resource Hub includes materials from these campaigns and others undertaken in the sector, as well as marketing materials used by clean cooking and fuel enterprises, and toolkits and evaluation reports. It serves as a resource for stakeholders in the clean cooking sector to learn which communications approaches are most effective, enabling them to design successful campaigns that result in more sales and consistent use of improved stoves and fuels.
To access the Alliance’s BCC Resource Hub, visit here. For inquiries, or to have your organization’s BCC, awareness raising, or marketing materials related to clean cooking included in the Resource Hub, email firstname.lastname@example.org.