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MECS - Modern Energy Cooking Services

Last updated: 22/07/2022
IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300123


MECS is an FCDO research and innovation programme that seeks to accelerate the uptake of modern energy cooking services in developing countries in Africa, South Asia, and the Indo Pacific, contributing to the transition from biomass to genuinely clean cooking fuels. It develops research around modern energy cooking services, it funds pilots to scale-up new clean cooking technologies and business models in developing countries, and it conducts policy research to inform and influence countries and key stakeholders to adopt principles around MECS in their own strategies and planning. MECS is delivered via two lead organisations - Loughborough University and the World Bank ESMAP – in collaboration with hundreds of regional and local downstream partner organisations (including 16 other universities). It contributes to International Climate Finance (ICF) objectives and is one of the main FCDO programmes contributing to the £1b Ayrton Fund for clean energy innovation between 2021-2026.


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Africa, regional, Developing countries, unspecified, South Asia, regional, Tanzania, Uganda
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Programme data last updated on 22/07/2022