At SECCCO we recognize the role women play in the sector and leadership positions. We take women views and engage women as part of product development and management of SECCCO. Part of our management and department head is led by women moreover, while designing our clean cooking department we reconnized the role of women in preparing food at the family level and actively involved them in designing our stoves and choice of fuels. Clean cooking is a cross-cutting solution, clean cooking has a dedicated indicator under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which calls for “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” More broadly, clean cooking directly contributes to reaching 10 out of the 17 SDGs.
Women and children are severely affected; Women and children in developing countries spend up to 20 hours a week gathering fuel for cooking. Clean cooking is better for mothers and infants
Clean cooking can lower blood pressure in pregnant women and increase babies’ birth weight.