Creating Bridges to Affordable, Reliable and Clean Energy in Africa

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Creating Bridges to Affordable, Reliable and Clean Energy in Africa

March 17 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

According to the UN, more focused attention is needed to improve access to clean and safe cooking fuels and technologies for 3 billion people, to expand the use of renewable energy beyond the electricity sector, and to increase electrification in sub-Saharan Africa.

Join us for this exciting webinar and a live Q & A!!!

Speakers:

Creating Bridges to Affordable, Reliable, and Clean Energy in Africa

Muriel Cookey, Corporate Strategist in Clean Growth and Sustainable Development

Topic: Muriel will speak about what is required to build bridges to energy that is affordable, reliable and clean.

Muriel Cookey is a Corporate Strategist for the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, Canada, where she works on complex strategies, regulatory development, policies, programs, and major initiatives relating to clean growth, clean energy resources, GHG reduction, job creation, and the overall transition to a low-carbon economy.

Muriel is a licensed lawyer with vast experience working with regulators, utilities, developers, consultants, and financiers to facilitate the development and integration of renewable energy projects. She has held Associate roles in leading law firms ranked by Chambers Global and ILFR1000 and has a strong background in providing policy, legal, and regulatory support for a wide range of corporate and commercial projects. She holds a Master’s in Oil, Gas, and Mining Law and a Bachelor’s in Law and Business from Nottingham Trent University.

She is committed to the growth, advancement, and recognition of women in the energy sector and participates in several global energy professional networks. She is a member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) and volunteers as a chapter lead and a member of the international committee.

Dr Segun Adaju, CEO, Consistent Energy and President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria.

Topic: Dr. Adaju will speak about distributed renewable energy and Africa’s energy future.

Dr. Segun Adaju is a clean energy specialist with special focus on financing and project management. His passion has always been to create economic opportunities for the base of the Pyramid (BoP) through innovative solutions that improve the capacity of the poor to earn more income thereby taking them out of poverty. This passion has seen him transform from a core commercial and retail banker to microfinancing and now clean energy finance and development. He is currently a Coach/Mentor under CTI PFAN to support the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF).

Chioma Ewurum, Ph.D

Chioma Ewurum, Ph.D, Head of Research at Clean Tech Hub, Nigeria.

Topic: Chioma will speak about increasing renewable energy adoption in Africa.

Chioma Ewurum is the Head of Research at Clean Tech Hub in Nigeria. She enjoys identifying real-life problems and solving them through critical and “outside the box” thinking. Her area of interest includes rural development, research-based policymaking, process development, youth empowerment, and gender mainstreaming. She is a proactive team player and leader.

Clean Technology Hub is a pioneering hybrid hub for the research, development, demonstration, and incubation of clean technologies in Africa. It is an early start-up incubator for inventions and innovations in clean energy technologies, a consultancy for sustainability and energy efficiency solutions, and a driver of clean energy investment into Africa. The Hub has extensive experience and knowledge in the African clean technology sector primarily on clean energy, environment, and climate change. Through its market access initiatives and a wide network of partners, the hub supports Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the adoption of clean energy solutions in providing affordable and reliable electricity, increasing business productivity and profitability, and eliminating harmful health and environmental impacts of inefficient energy sources. In support of MSMEs and implementing clean energy programs in Nigeria, the hub works through a robust network of over 300 civil society organizations, market associations, MSME associations, community groups, skill centers, women groups, faith-based institutions, and state/local government agencies across the country.

Facilitator: Obie Agusiegbe, CEO of EnvironFocus

It is a paid event but free until March 7, 2022. Participants get a Certificate of Participation. It is a Professional Development Credits (PDC) activity. Spaces are limited!!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact us at projects@environfocus.com if you have any questions!

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Free Webinar is free until March 7, 2022. After March 7 it reverts back to $45.