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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Akil Callender

Youth Specialist, SEforALL

Akil Callender is a Youth Energy Advocate and Energy Specialist from Trinidad and Tobago. He currently works as the SDG7 Youth Specialist at Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), where he leads the organization’s global youth focus around achieving SDG7 through the pillars of advocacy, education, capacity building and resource mobilization and ensures that youth are included in SEforALL’s existing scope of activities, such as closing the energy access gap, ensuring that there is universal access to clean cooking technologies and helping to enable the energy transition. Prior to joining SEforALL, Akil worked as an Energy Consultant at the World Bank, where he provided policy support to enable the scale-up of renewable energy and building power sector climate resilience in the Caribbean region. In his role as a youth advocate for SDG7, Akil also speaks on energy challenges on an international stage, campaigning to bring to light the unique energy issues of Small Island Developing States on various platforms and with various regional and international organisations including the UNFCCC (Pre-COP26), Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL) Global Forum and the International Federation of the Red Cross.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Akil Callender
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Akil Callender
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Akil Callender
4:45 pm-6:30 pm
Adlon Ballroom

Closing Plenary

Speakers
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia Second Lady of Ghana
Alex Eaton CEO, Sistema.bio
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank
Peter George Co-Investment Director, Spark+ Africa Fund; Chairman, Stichting Modern Cooking
Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey Mayor of Accra
Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri Founder and CEO, XpressGas
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Mwayi Kampesi CEO and Founder, Planet Green Africa
Fiona Wanjiku Moejes CEO, Mawazo Institute
Akil Callender Youth Specialist, SEforALL
Gathoni Kimani Senior Associate, Market Strengthening and Venture Catalyst, Clean Cooking Alliance
Shirley McAlpine Founder, Shirley McAlpine & Associates
Dymphna van der Lans CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance
Monojeet Pal Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, African Development Bank
Nishdeep Sethi Group Director, Structured Finance, African Guarantee Fund
Rosemary Enobakhare Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Administrator
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
Sameer Shukla Adviser to the Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Akil Callender
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Akil Callender
Sessions by Akil Callender
Sessions by Akil Callender
Sessions by Akil Callender
4:45 pm-6:30 pm
Adlon Ballroom

Closing Plenary

Speakers
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia Second Lady of Ghana
Alex Eaton CEO, Sistema.bio
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank
Peter George Co-Investment Director, Spark+ Africa Fund; Chairman, Stichting Modern Cooking
Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey Mayor of Accra
Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri Founder and CEO, XpressGas
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Mwayi Kampesi CEO and Founder, Planet Green Africa
Fiona Wanjiku Moejes CEO, Mawazo Institute
Akil Callender Youth Specialist, SEforALL
Gathoni Kimani Senior Associate, Market Strengthening and Venture Catalyst, Clean Cooking Alliance
Shirley McAlpine Founder, Shirley McAlpine & Associates
Dymphna van der Lans CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance
Monojeet Pal Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, African Development Bank
Nishdeep Sethi Group Director, Structured Finance, African Guarantee Fund
Rosemary Enobakhare Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Administrator
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
Sameer Shukla Adviser to the Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sessions by Akil Callender
Sessions by Akil Callender