Commitment to Action

Advancing Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Commitment by

Dow Corning Corporation

In 2011, Dow Corning committed technical, human, and financial resources to make a material change in the two million deaths that occur annually from toxic chemicals released from traditional cookstoves, one of the world's leading environmental, health and social problems Providing global leadership and grassroots support, Dow Corning embedded employees to implement the use of clean cookstoves and has provided the first installment of the total $5 million in unrestricted support over five years Dow Corning pledged to the United Nations Foundation-led Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Through Dow Corning's leadership and Citizen Service Corps, engineers, scientists, business professionals and executives have worked with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and its partners in the field to help empower women and create a thriving global market for clean, efficient cookstoves.

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Commitment

Advancing Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Africa

Countries

BRAZIL, CHINA, ETHIOPIA, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, NIGERIA

Commitment by

Dow Corning Corporation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

CDC Development Solutions, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, United Nations Foundation