The Solar-Electric Cooking Partnership for Displacement Contexts

A Transformative Initiative Under the GeCCo Umbrella 

SOLCO is part of the Global eCooking Coalition (GeCCo), focused on providing solar electric cooking to displaced families and their host communities. 

Our Purpose 

We aim to replace smoky, harmful cooking methods with solar electric systems at scale across a minimum of 250,000 displaced households by 2027, making a positive impact on health, the environment, and local economies.  

SOLCO’s Role 

As a GeCCo initiative, SOLCO zeroes in on the cooking energy needs of displaced communities. We use GeCCo’s network to bring solar cooking to one of the communities most often left behind and where it’s needed most – displaced households and their host communities. 

How We Work 

SOLCO is a platform for public-private partnerships to enable solar-electric cooking at scale across a number of refugee-hosting countries through localized market-based implementation that crowds in private sector solutions and climate financing with a target of min. 100 million USD. 

Get Involved 

We welcome collaboration with governments, businesses, NGOs, and community groups. Join us to help make solar e-cooking a reality for displaced communities. 

Contact info: 

Jakob Øster, Executive Director, Last Mile Climate:   

James Haselip, Senior Advisor on Climate and Energy, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre:  

Mark Gibson, Operational Lead, Global Platform for Action (GPA) on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR),