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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Emilie Cohen-Boulakia

Impact Lead, Upya Technologies

Emilie is Impact Lead at Upya Technologies. She started her career at Standard &Poor’s in London before joining Lehman Brothers in the credit risk management department. In 2010, she expatriated herself for two years in Hong Kong where she works with a foundation supporting women and girls before discovering the field of impact investing. In 2017, she joined Irene Energy and  led a feasibility study to improve monetisation of and access to renewable assets in rural Tanzania, using Irene Energy’s proprietary technology based on an energy efficient blockchain. She joined Upya in June 2020 to help its clients measure, report and analyse their impact. Emilie holds a MSc in risk management from Paris X Dauphine She is French and lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
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.

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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 Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
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 Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia
Sessions by Emilie Cohen-Boulakia