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Ciara Remerscheid

Deputy Energy Lead, 60 Decibels

Ciara Remerscheid is Deputy Energy Lead, and gender specialist at 60 Decibels. Ciara has 8+ years experience in international development; having worked for and with investors, NGOs, philanthropies, and think tanks. She has 4+years experience working in the off-grid energy sector, having project managed several multi-million- and billion-dollar public private partnerships while at the Rockefeller Foundation. Ciara also has expertise as it relates to gender, with GenderPro accreditation from the George Washington University and UNICEF, and 2X criteria training from FinDev Canada. Ciara received her B.A. in Political Science and Italian Studies with honors from New York University, her Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and her Masters of Law in Human Rights from SOAS.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Breakout Room B

Failing Forward: Learning from Adjacent Industries to Deliver Clean Cooking

While innovation and adoption are growing in the clean cooking sector, progress in reaching consumers has been measured, especially due to affordability constraints. Adjacent sectors such as Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), Solar Home System (SHS) Companies and other Last Mile Distributors (LMD) have been servicing the same consumer base and addressing consumer affordability constraints at considerably larger scale. As the clean cooking sector looks to grow its footprint and crowd-in these large-scale, high-volume distribution networks into the clean cooking sector, what lessons can we learn from their journey to accelerate learning, drive innovation, and address financial barriers?

This session will bring together insights from across sectors including consumer financing, last mile distribution, digitization, subsidies, and partnerships. The panel will examine how consumer financing can constrain access and the ways adjacent sectors overcome this through continuous innovation.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Ciara Remerscheid Deputy Energy Lead, 60 Decibels
Dennis Owino Onono Senior Consultant, Global Distributors Collective
Kolawole Osinowo CEO, Nigeria, Baobab+
Lindsay Umalla Senior Portfolio Manager, Market Strengthening, Clean Cooking Alliance
Emilie Cohen-Boulakia Impact Lead, Upya Technologies
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Breakout Room B

Failing Forward: Learning from Adjacent Industries to Deliver Clean Cooking

While innovation and adoption are growing in the clean cooking sector, progress in reaching consumers has been measured, especially due to affordability constraints. Adjacent sectors such as Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), Solar Home System (SHS) Companies and other Last Mile Distributors (LMD) have been servicing the same consumer base and addressing consumer affordability constraints at considerably larger scale. As the clean cooking sector looks to grow its footprint and crowd-in these large-scale, high-volume distribution networks into the clean cooking sector, what lessons can we learn from their journey to accelerate learning, drive innovation, and address financial barriers?

This session will bring together insights from across sectors including consumer financing, last mile distribution, digitization, subsidies, and partnerships. The panel will examine how consumer financing can constrain access and the ways adjacent sectors overcome this through continuous innovation.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Ciara Remerscheid Deputy Energy Lead, 60 Decibels
Dennis Owino Onono Senior Consultant, Global Distributors Collective
Kolawole Osinowo CEO, Nigeria, Baobab+
Lindsay Umalla Senior Portfolio Manager, Market Strengthening, Clean Cooking Alliance
Emilie Cohen-Boulakia Impact Lead, Upya Technologies
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid
Sessions by Ciara Remerscheid