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Adaku Ufere

Chief of Party, Power Africa West Africa Energy Program

Adaku Ufere is the Chief of Party of the USAID-funded Power Africa West Africa Energy Program. An initiative supporting 23 countries in West and Central Africa in the supply of and access to affordable and grid-connected electricity services, through technical assistance, capacity building and transaction support.

Adaku is an award-winning Energy, Gender & Development Attorney, with extensive experience leading multicultural teams in the implementation of energy projects in Africa.

Adaku has an LLB in Law from the University of Nigeria, is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and has an LLM in Oil & Gas Law from University of Aberdeen. She has professional Certifications in Energy, Gender and Public Management from UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, University of British Columbia and University of California, Davis.

Adaku is a Mandela Washington Fellow, a Power Africa Young Woman in African Power and an Obama Foundation Leader for Africa.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Breakout Room C

Growing People, Growing Businesses, Growing Economies

Achieving universal access to clean cooking requires enabling policies, increased financing, and innovative business models. But there is another necessary factor that is often overlooked: whether we have the skilled workforce to deliver. Despite growing demand for clean cooking appliances and fuels, there is a shortage of talent to design, manufacture, distribute, and maintain the solutions as well as driving innovations on policy and financing. Scaling the clean cooking sector is a massive economic opportunity, with the potential to create millions of decent jobs across its diverse value chains, including in remote communities that need economic activity the most, and for women and youth who are most affected by the lack of clean cooking access.

This session will discuss the economic opportunity of clean cooking, the job opportunities associated with the sector and the skills and talent gap this has highlighted, along with exploring solutions to ensure the necessary workforce to provide affordable, accessible clean cooking solutions to billions of people around the world.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Kigen Chelimo Principal, Open Capital Advisors/Arcadia
Davina Ngei Communications Manager, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition
Sarah Stever Capital Country Director in Tanzania, The Gambia, and Zimbabwe, C-Quest
Adaku Ufere Chief of Party, Power Africa West Africa Energy Program
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Breakout Room C

Growing People, Growing Businesses, Growing Economies

Achieving universal access to clean cooking requires enabling policies, increased financing, and innovative business models. But there is another necessary factor that is often overlooked: whether we have the skilled workforce to deliver. Despite growing demand for clean cooking appliances and fuels, there is a shortage of talent to design, manufacture, distribute, and maintain the solutions as well as driving innovations on policy and financing. Scaling the clean cooking sector is a massive economic opportunity, with the potential to create millions of decent jobs across its diverse value chains, including in remote communities that need economic activity the most, and for women and youth who are most affected by the lack of clean cooking access.

This session will discuss the economic opportunity of clean cooking, the job opportunities associated with the sector and the skills and talent gap this has highlighted, along with exploring solutions to ensure the necessary workforce to provide affordable, accessible clean cooking solutions to billions of people around the world.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Kigen Chelimo Principal, Open Capital Advisors/Arcadia
Davina Ngei Communications Manager, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition
Sarah Stever Capital Country Director in Tanzania, The Gambia, and Zimbabwe, C-Quest
Adaku Ufere Chief of Party, Power Africa West Africa Energy Program
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Sessions by Adaku Ufere
Sessions by Adaku Ufere