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Radha Muthiah
Radha Muthiah is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Since joining the Alliance in 2011, Radha has developed and implemented a disciplined sector strategy that has put the Alliance ahead of target on its way to reaching the goal of 100 million households adopting clean cookstoves and fuels by 2020.

She has more than 20 years of experience in leading operations for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations and is a passionate advocate for multi-sector collaboration as a means to solve systemic problems. Radha has made a deep personal and professional commitment to the promotion of global health and sustainable development through innovative and high-impact approaches. Before joining the Alliance, she served as the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at CARE International, USA.

A key aspect of her work was to recognize and build upon areas of strength and synergy for CARE and its partners in order to meet mutual goals of eradicating poverty through the empowerment of women and girls. Radha first joined CARE as the Assistant Country Director in India. She has also worked at ICF International, the American Red Cross, Mercer Management Consulting, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a bachelor’s and a master's degree in economics from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.

Entries by Radha Muthiah

Millions of Refugees Need Access to Cleaner, More Efficient Cookstoves and Fuels

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 11:22 AM


The authors are Alexander Aleinikoff, The Deputy High Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and Radha Muthiah, CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

More than 59 million people are currently displaced from their homes due to...

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Innovation and Investment Needed to Change How the Developing World Cooks

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 2:00 PM


As some of the world's top chefs and leading innovators converge in Silicon Valley to explore the nexus of food and technology at the inaugural BITE Conference, millions of people in developing countries will be cooking their families' food just as...

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Clean Cookstoves Drive Gender Equality

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 5:04 PM

The writers are Michele Sullivan, Director of Corporate Social Innovation at Caterpillar and President of the Caterpillar Foundation, and Radha Muthiah, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.


Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family's food over an open...

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Cooking Should Be Safe No Matter Where You Live

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

If you are like us, you probably do not think twice about going into your kitchen and turning a few knobs to prepare a meal for yourself and your family on an electric or gas range. But for three billion people, the simple act of cooking results in four million...

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How Clean Cookstoves Create Healthier Families

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 12:12 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

For mothers around the world, preparing the family meal is a daily ritual and...

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