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Faith Wandera-Odongo

Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy

Dr. Faith Wandera serves as Deputy Director of Renewable Energy in the Ministry of Energy, Kenya. She holds a joint PhD in Strategic Business Management from Moi University, Kenya/Aalborg University, Denmark. She promotes sustainable energy policy, and successfully coordinated the development of the Kenya Sustainable Energy for All Action Agenda (2016). She has over 32 years’ experience in the energy sector, and is currently coordinating the transition to “Universal access to modern energy cooking services by 2028”. Current priorities include the Kenya National Clean Cooking Strategy and the National Electric Cooking Strategy. She also coordinates the implementation of the GCF Climate Friendly Cooking Project in Kenya.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Breakout Room C

The Art and Science of Clean Cooking Policy Innovation

The implementation of ambitious, locally owned clean cooking agendas will ultimately require the development of effective policies and strategies that put these ambitions into action by supporting and incentivizing clean cooking innovation and investment.

To be successful, national governments must incorporate high quality data and technical expertise, ensure that policy and strategy development processes are inclusive of both public and private sector stakeholders, and have buy-in at national and sub-national levels. While each country context is unique, there is much that can be learned from the successful development of innovative policies and strategies across contexts.

This session will compare and contrast approaches to clean cooking policy and strategy development across several countries, highlighting the tools that policymakers are using to develop robust policies and strategies, and sharing best practices that can accelerate universal access to clean cooking across contexts.

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Speakers
Martin Asiimwe Policy Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Energy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Ewah Otu Eleri Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development
Rana B Thapa Assistant Director, Head of Bio-Energy Section and Focal Point for Green Climate Fund (GCF) from Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Faith Wandera-Odongo Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Breakout Room A

Fearless Leadership: Women Building a Better World

Women are the driving force behind the clean cooking transition – feeding their families, working in sales, leading enterprises, implementing policy and structuring finance. They spark innovation despite all odds, they persist in the face of obstacles and insist on building a better future for all.

For too long the conversation around gender and clean cooking has focused on women as victims – suffering the disproportionate impacts of poor health and safety – or merely as passive beneficiaries, receiving improved solutions delivered by well-meaning donors. But this historic narrative does not reflect reality.

Accelerating access to clean cooking is a critical tool for empowering women and advancing gender equality. Women are essential to the widespread adoption and use of clean cooking solutions. Their agency as household decision makers and consumers should not be underestimated. Their involvement as employees & entrepreneurs helps businesses thrive. Their leadership in policy and finance is essential to achieving progress at scale.

This session will delve into the stories and experiences of women working across the clean cooking ecosystem – as policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors – discussing the unique issues impacting women and how we can ensure that women have equal opportunities to lead, participate in and benefit from a just and inclusive energy transition.

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Speakers
Bernadette Blom Founding Partner, FOUNT; Director, BIX Capital
Sheila Oparaocha Director, ENERGIA
Kalinda Magloire CEO, SWITCH
Rejoice Ntiriwaa Ossei-Bremang Science Communicator and Researcher, Cape Coast Technical University
Faith Wandera-Odongo Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Breakout Room C

The Art and Science of Clean Cooking Policy Innovation

The implementation of ambitious, locally owned clean cooking agendas will ultimately require the development of effective policies and strategies that put these ambitions into action by supporting and incentivizing clean cooking innovation and investment.

To be successful, national governments must incorporate high quality data and technical expertise, ensure that policy and strategy development processes are inclusive of both public and private sector stakeholders, and have buy-in at national and sub-national levels. While each country context is unique, there is much that can be learned from the successful development of innovative policies and strategies across contexts.

This session will compare and contrast approaches to clean cooking policy and strategy development across several countries, highlighting the tools that policymakers are using to develop robust policies and strategies, and sharing best practices that can accelerate universal access to clean cooking across contexts.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Martin Asiimwe Policy Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Energy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda
Ewah Otu Eleri Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development
Rana B Thapa Assistant Director, Head of Bio-Energy Section and Focal Point for Green Climate Fund (GCF) from Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Faith Wandera-Odongo Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Breakout Room A

Fearless Leadership: Women Building a Better World

Women are the driving force behind the clean cooking transition – feeding their families, working in sales, leading enterprises, implementing policy and structuring finance. They spark innovation despite all odds, they persist in the face of obstacles and insist on building a better future for all.

For too long the conversation around gender and clean cooking has focused on women as victims – suffering the disproportionate impacts of poor health and safety – or merely as passive beneficiaries, receiving improved solutions delivered by well-meaning donors. But this historic narrative does not reflect reality.

Accelerating access to clean cooking is a critical tool for empowering women and advancing gender equality. Women are essential to the widespread adoption and use of clean cooking solutions. Their agency as household decision makers and consumers should not be underestimated. Their involvement as employees & entrepreneurs helps businesses thrive. Their leadership in policy and finance is essential to achieving progress at scale.

This session will delve into the stories and experiences of women working across the clean cooking ecosystem – as policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors – discussing the unique issues impacting women and how we can ensure that women have equal opportunities to lead, participate in and benefit from a just and inclusive energy transition.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Bernadette Blom Founding Partner, FOUNT; Director, BIX Capital
Sheila Oparaocha Director, ENERGIA
Kalinda Magloire CEO, SWITCH
Rejoice Ntiriwaa Ossei-Bremang Science Communicator and Researcher, Cape Coast Technical University
Faith Wandera-Odongo Senior Deputy Director of Renewable Energy, Kenya Ministry of Energy
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo
Sessions by Faith Wandera-Odongo