UPDATED Request for Proposals: Haiti Clean Cooking Market Development Program Consumer Preference Analysis
Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung, crop residue or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves for daily cooking and heating. Cooking this way contributes to serious health and environmental impacts, disproportionally affecting the lives and livelihoods of women and children. As a leading cause of air pollution, traditional cooking methods contribute to 2.6 million premature deaths each year and sicken millions more. In Haiti, alone, exposure to household air pollution contributed to almost 10,000 premature deaths in 2016. Lack of access to clean fuels forces women and children to spend significant time cooking and gathering fuel, time that could be spent resting, getting an education, caring for family, or earning an income.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves anticipates launching a four-year market development program in Haiti. The Haiti Clean Cooking Market Development Program aims to set the foundation for a long-term, sustainable transformation of the clean cooking market that will strengthen and diversify the supply of cleaner and more efficient cookstoves and fuel.
The Alliance is issuing a Request for Proposals to improve understanding of the target consumer segments that the Alliance has identified as part of its foundation and scale-up work in Haiti. This RFP will also seek to identify barriers to consumer uptake of clean cookstoves and fuels, including the awareness, affordability, accessibility, and acceptance challenges that prevent purchase and uptake. The Alliance will use this research to design demand side interventions that align with supply-side efforts to motivate Haitian households to switch to cleaner cookstoves and fuels.