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The Public Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) is a non-profit organization promoting the United Nations Global Goals, and a business approach for poverty alleviation through projects and seminars involving multi-stakeholder cooperation. PPAF engages in work on clean cookstoves and fuel, agribusiness, public health, microfinance & remittances, renewable energy and other aspects of sustainable development.
PPAF was established in 2007 as an outgrowth of the UN Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development and the interest of ambassadors to the UN from Madagascar, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
PPAF seeks to turn global policies into practice in its areas of focus. Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, special attention goes to efforts to overcome the poverty—respiratory disease—deforestation trap of the country’s families' heavy reliance on charcoal for cooking.
PPAF has linkages with the UN Economic & Social Council, the UN Department of Public Information, the UN Global Compact, Solar CITIES Biogas, Solar Cookers International, the Global Gender & Climate Alliance, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, and the UN Association of the USA.
[Above text from the PPAF website]
- April 2018: Seminar on "Clean Cooking for Sustainable Development - PPAF held a successful seminar during the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), bringing together colleagues and partners who are working in Haiti and other countries to expand availability of clean cookstoves and to promote entrepreneurship. The participants focused on clean cooking options to escape the poverty – respiratory disease – deforestation trap of cooking with wood and charcoal. Panelists represented organizations working on research & development for solar and biogas cookstoves. Dr. Alan Bigelow, the Science Director, for Solar Cookers International, explained how solar cooking meets all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and presented highlights of the solar cooker performance evaluation process (PEP). Rose Bazile described her work promoting solar and biogas cooking in her hometown. http://www.ppafoundation.org/uploads/1/1/6/5/11653723/2018.03.25_ppaf_newsletter.pdf Read more...]