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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Ben Odongo

Youth Fellow in Energy, UpEnergy and Climate Champions

Ben Odongo is the Youth Fellow in Energy at the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, where he works to advance clean cooking action within COP27 dialogues. He is also the Business Lead for Electric Cooking at UpEnergy Group, which makes modern energy cooking services accessible to people in low-income countries. Ben has spent the last eight years working at the intersection of energy, technology, and finance, focusing on the required shifts in energy access and sustainable livelihoods. He previously worked at BBOXX, where he was in charge of group-level strategies for Power DC appliances. Ben has also worked with Fenix International (now part of Engie Energy Access), where he helped setup and supported the company’s expansion into clean cooking. He was also part of the team at Ensibuuko Technologies that is accelerating the digitisation of last-mile communities.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Ben Odongo
1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Breakout Room B

Changemakers of Today: Youth Advancing Sustainable Action

The role and influence of youth in climate, energy, and development efforts has grown in recent years. Youth have a vital role in achieving universal access to clean cooking, contributing to the cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future that young people need to thrive. Ninety percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in developing countries where 2.4 billion people still rely on polluting fuels and stoves to cook their food. The negative impact of traditional cooking on young people is substantial, both in terms of the size of the youth population affected and the cross-cutting nature of the adverse impacts on youth.

This session will be comprised of youth who are leading on clean cooking and sustainable energy to demonstrate why equitable decision-making with the inclusion of young people in the clean cooking sector is essential for sustainable progress. The panel discussion will showcase what young entrepreneurs and innovators are doing to tackle clean cooking challenges and what support youth leaders need to scale their efforts.

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Speakers
Carine Buma Professional Officer, Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, ICLEI
Kakembo Galabuzi Founder, Weye Clean Energy; Board of Directors, Student Energy
Ben Odongo Youth Fellow in Energy, UpEnergy and Climate Champions
Patience Alifo Co-Founder, Econexus Ventures
Richard Matey Director, Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities
Samira Saidi Investment Manager and E&S Lead, BIX Capital
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Sessions by Ben Odongo
1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Breakout Room B

Changemakers of Today: Youth Advancing Sustainable Action

The role and influence of youth in climate, energy, and development efforts has grown in recent years. Youth have a vital role in achieving universal access to clean cooking, contributing to the cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future that young people need to thrive. Ninety percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in developing countries where 2.4 billion people still rely on polluting fuels and stoves to cook their food. The negative impact of traditional cooking on young people is substantial, both in terms of the size of the youth population affected and the cross-cutting nature of the adverse impacts on youth.

This session will be comprised of youth who are leading on clean cooking and sustainable energy to demonstrate why equitable decision-making with the inclusion of young people in the clean cooking sector is essential for sustainable progress. The panel discussion will showcase what young entrepreneurs and innovators are doing to tackle clean cooking challenges and what support youth leaders need to scale their efforts.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Carine Buma Professional Officer, Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, ICLEI
Kakembo Galabuzi Founder, Weye Clean Energy; Board of Directors, Student Energy
Ben Odongo Youth Fellow in Energy, UpEnergy and Climate Champions
Patience Alifo Co-Founder, Econexus Ventures
Richard Matey Director, Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities
Samira Saidi Investment Manager and E&S Lead, BIX Capital
Sessions by Ben Odongo
Sessions by Ben Odongo