A multi-stakeholder perception analysis about the adoption, impacts and priority areas in the Kenyan clean cooking sector

  • Alice KaranjaEmail author
  • Francis Mburu
  • Alexandros Gasparatos
Original Article
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  1. Energy, Environmental Policy and Regulation


Many stakeholders are involved in the Kenyan clean cooking sector, often having different perspectives, interests and agendas about the adoption, impacts and scaling-up of clean cooking interventions. Understanding the perceptions of non end-user stakeholders can enrich current debates about clean cooking options that are usually informed by rigorous, yet highly compartmentalized research. Through expert interviews, we elicit the perceptions of 27 stakeholder organizations involved in the clean cooking sector in Kenya. The analysis offers unique insights about the divergences and convergences of their perceptions regarding the key drivers, barriers, and impacts of clean cookstove adoption. Furthermore, it hints how such diverse perspectives can be mobilized to inform ways forward to enhance stove uptake and sustained use, eventually increasing the sustainability in the sector.


Stakeholders Stove adoption Sustainability impacts Clean cookstoves 



We acknowledge the support of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for a Grant-In-Aid of Young Scientists (A) (17H05037). Alice Karanja is supported by a Monbukagakusho scholarship offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) through the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI), at the University of Tokyo.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Program in Sustainability Science–Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI)University of TokyoKashiwa CityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Forestry and Wildlife ManagementMaasai Mara UniversityNarokKenya
  3. 3.Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI)University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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