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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali

Associate Director, Acumen, West Africa

Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali, Associate Director, Acumen, West Africa is responsible for end-to-end deal management for Acumen’s investments and setting the investment strategy in West Africa. Andrew is an all-round finance and investment professional with more than 15 years of investment experience in the region, having worked with impact investors as well as traditional banks across Nigeria, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Andrew is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ghana, has been a Fellow with Impact Business Leaders, and the Foundation for African Leadership in Business. Andrew holds an International MBA from IE Business School in Spain.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
9:00 am-9:30 am
Breakout Room C

Perspectives on Innovation: Finance at Scale

Game-changing innovations can dramatically contribute to scaling the sector and bring us closer to universal access to clean cooking solutions. These talks will feature innovators who will discuss how their products, services, or approaches have the potential to address key challenges in the sector.

  1. What did we learn from ten years of investing in the clean cooking sector?  Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali, Associate Director, Acumen
  2. How did we set up a clean cooking focused investment fund?  Xavier Pierluca, Co-Managing Director, Spark+ Fund

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Speakers
Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali Associate Director, Acumen, West Africa
Xavier Pierluca Managing Partner, Enabling Qapital
Marcel Raats Manager, Energy and Climate, International Development, Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
9:00 am-9:30 am
Breakout Room C

Perspectives on Innovation: Finance at Scale

Game-changing innovations can dramatically contribute to scaling the sector and bring us closer to universal access to clean cooking solutions. These talks will feature innovators who will discuss how their products, services, or approaches have the potential to address key challenges in the sector.

  1. What did we learn from ten years of investing in the clean cooking sector?  Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali, Associate Director, Acumen
  2. How did we set up a clean cooking focused investment fund?  Xavier Pierluca, Co-Managing Director, Spark+ Fund

Watch this session.

Speakers
Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali Associate Director, Acumen, West Africa
Xavier Pierluca Managing Partner, Enabling Qapital
Marcel Raats Manager, Energy and Climate, International Development, Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali
Sessions by Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali