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structure and journey

NEC is the decision making body in the UNACC structure and also provides strategic direction. It currently comprises 11 members drawn from the partners, which are; Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), Biomass Energy Efficiency Technologies Association (BEETA), GIZ – PREEEP (Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program) Uganda, Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Renewable Energy Business Incubator (REBi), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - Country Office Uganda, Center for Integrated Research and Community Development Uganda (CIRCDU), Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP), Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). Business at the Secretariat is done through committees and is explained as follows;

Our Team

Secretariat - Operational Hub Of UNACC

Secretariat - Operational hub of UNACC

  • Coordinate and sustain a clean cooking alliance in Uganda
  • Administration of the Secretariat
  • Coordination of the standing committees
  • Managing and centralizing of information

Membership services

  • Develop and communicate membership services and recruit new members
  • Develop Capacity benefits package
  • Provide information to access finance
  • Promote and support Sector Networking
  • Recruit new members

Quality Assurance

  • Attain Quality Assurance
  • Advocate for quality standards
  • Develop guidelines for clean cooking solutions
  • Support / protect members from inferior products

Resource Mobilization

  • Over see the implementation of a stainable Resource Mobilization
  • Develop a sustainable fundraising strategy

Market and communication

  • Develop and implement Marketing and Communications strategies
  • Develop and conduct UNACC Promotion and Marketing activities
  • Develop and promote UNACCs brand message

Our Journey to Date

2013 – Launch of the Umbrella Alliance

Having officially registered on the 5th July 2013, In the Ugandan context, UNACC is consolidating its position as the umbrella alliance and an implementation partner for all those that have stake in the effort to address the speedy adoption of clean cooking solutions for addressing the household cooking energy needs as well as the reduction indoor air pollution, depends on the expertise, as well as effective and dedicated involvement of its members in its undertakings to achieve its strategic objectives and the set goals.

The major strategies of UNACC to attain the set goals include but not limited to: facilitate the increased innovation in design, testing, production, marketing and use of clean cook stoves and fuels through better government policies, increased public awareness, access to finance and capacity development through information sharing, training, awareness raising and promotional campaigns.

Given the current unprecedented speed with which climate change is affecting all aspects of life all over the globe and the protracted adverse effect it has on the developing part of the world, the overwhelming majority of the households of the developing world that depend on biomass fuels for their household cooking needs are the most venerable.

2016 – Formation of the UNACC Task-forces

Addressing this challenge, among others, requires an equally extensive, coordinated and protracted effort by all involved in developmental response.

Hence, to harness the strengths of its members and facilitate wide participation in the development endeavor, the UNACC National Executive Committee (NEC) on 12th February 2016 instituted four (4) Technical Taskf-orces into technical standing committees, they include.

  • Marketing and Communication
  • Partnership and Resource mobilization 
  • Quality Assurance
  • Membership services