Safety First: Best Practices in LPG
To develop a commercially viable clean cooking industry requires a range of affordable, high-quality, and reliable products and services. LPG has the potential to be one of those products, but has several associated safety implications, both real and perceived, surrounding its supply chain. LPG safety issues are traditionally addressed through policy and regulation, which can be long and complicated processes and become particularly challenging once illegal practices become pervasive. These issues not only inhibit uptake and adoption by consumers, but also impede investment flow, business growth, commercialization, and market entry. However, private sector-led innovations that can mitigate safety issues, either directly or indirectly, have begun to gain traction and drive market growth. This session will be an interactive discussion with both panelists and the audience to solicit inputs regarding safety-related market barriers, private sector innovation, new private sector opportunities, and other means of overcoming safety barriers that inhibit LPG market growth.