In view of Vijay’s interesting blog, my personal experiences and all the many things I learned during the GACC forum, I like to add that stove dissemination and cooking solutions are governed by highly contextual constraints and opportunities and need careful analysis to arrive at a logical intervention strategy. Furthermore, the problem definition around stoves at the forum was geared towards health and household air pollution (no indoor air pollution anymore), whereas many programmes proved successful by incremental stoves improvement that are geared to fuel savings. Kirk Smith explained that these two objectives go hand in hand only when a very clean stoves is in use, without the side-use of a traditional stove in a kitchen. Zero tolerance! In the VLC region at least, the willingness and ability to pay for a stove is much lower than the price of such clean stoves and will, among cultural cooking habits, prevent massisve uptake in the free market. Besides, cooks in kitchens use normally various fuels, depending on whats available, with different stoves that may pollute the air after all. As a matter of fact under the SNV biogas programmes households imvest between 250 and 500 USD for a digester/biogas stove facility, so there is willingness and ability, but this is often driven by animal sanitation issues, fuel substitution values and comforts and not primarily to prevent smoke in the kitchen. So the question is what the donor community envisions with stoves and cooking solutions; tackling the issue of so many premature deaths or reducing solid fuels by say 20-25% savings like the Cambodian and Lao ICS programmes? And if the first one is considered, is there willingness and ability by the public sector to finance the obvious gap? My experiences thus far are mixed and I witness the Banks and bilaterals follow a dual approach and I hope they keep it that way and be governed by context. What I do know is however is that even our single initiatives, successful as they may be, are not enough; so to come back to Jijay’s blog, I very much underline his statement that coordinated efforts are needed to change the cooking game.