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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Feisal Hussain

Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance

Feisal Hussain is the Senior Director of Innovative Finance for the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). He leads CCA’s efforts related to unlocking finance and investment for clean cooking, including from the emerging carbon and social impact markets.

Feisal Hussain is an institutional economist with over 30 years of international development experience, primarily on financial sector development. Prior to joining CCA, Feisal led a boutique consulting firm helping donors, philanthropic foundations and large management consultancies develop private sector development strategies and design innovation and blended finance structures. Earlier, he held key senior executive roles in UN agencies, international management consultancies and not-for-profit organizations, including as head of UKAid’s largest financial sector reform programme in Bangladesh, head of the UN Capital Development Fund in Asia and the Pacific, and head of ActionAid International’s global external affairs and partnerships division.

Feisal holds a Master’s degree from the University of Leeds. He now lives with his family and two cats in London.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
9:30 am-10:30 am
Breakout Room C

Can Results-based Financing Finally Unlock Exponential Growth in Investments, Markets, and Impact?

While clean cooking tool and fuel markets remain underdeveloped, predictable results-based payment streams present significant scope for companies to level up their current low returns on investment in clean cooking. By adjusting returns, clean cooking companies can achieve scale and operational viability faster, including by more reliably attracting more traditional forms of commercial capital. However, most companies have little visibility on what new outcome buyers need to deploy their capital, and thus the opportunity remains latent. Similarly, traditional promoters of clean cooking, including donors, generally tend not to know how best to engage with these outcome buyers.  

This session will present insights to help the sector develop the most effective approaches to unlock predictable results-based payment streams from high-value outcome buyers, including buyers in the voluntary carbon markets, buyers of social impact, and buyers in financial and capital markets seeking Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) returns through for example green lending or social impact bonds. 

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Speakers
Claudia Doets Managing Director, Special Projects, Cardano Development Services B.V.
Guillaume Fouchères Managing Partner, Canopy Energies
Antonio Guiso Regional Director, Africa, South Pole
Ruchi Soni Program Manager, SEforALL
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
4:45 pm-6:30 pm
Adlon Ballroom

Closing Plenary

Speakers
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia Second Lady of Ghana
Alex Eaton CEO, Sistema.bio
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank
Peter George Co-Investment Director, Spark+ Africa Fund; Chairman, Stichting Modern Cooking
Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey Mayor of Accra
Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri Founder and CEO, XpressGas
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Mwayi Kampesi CEO and Founder, Planet Green Africa
Fiona Wanjiku Moejes CEO, Mawazo Institute
Akil Callender Youth Specialist, SEforALL
Gathoni Kimani Senior Associate, Market Strengthening and Venture Catalyst, Clean Cooking Alliance
Shirley McAlpine Founder, Shirley McAlpine & Associates
Dymphna van der Lans CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance
Monojeet Pal Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, African Development Bank
Nishdeep Sethi Group Director, Structured Finance, African Guarantee Fund
Rosemary Enobakhare Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Administrator
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
Sameer Shukla Adviser to the Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
9:30 am-10:30 am
Breakout Room C

Can Results-based Financing Finally Unlock Exponential Growth in Investments, Markets, and Impact?

While clean cooking tool and fuel markets remain underdeveloped, predictable results-based payment streams present significant scope for companies to level up their current low returns on investment in clean cooking. By adjusting returns, clean cooking companies can achieve scale and operational viability faster, including by more reliably attracting more traditional forms of commercial capital. However, most companies have little visibility on what new outcome buyers need to deploy their capital, and thus the opportunity remains latent. Similarly, traditional promoters of clean cooking, including donors, generally tend not to know how best to engage with these outcome buyers.  

This session will present insights to help the sector develop the most effective approaches to unlock predictable results-based payment streams from high-value outcome buyers, including buyers in the voluntary carbon markets, buyers of social impact, and buyers in financial and capital markets seeking Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) returns through for example green lending or social impact bonds. 

Watch this session.

Speakers
Claudia Doets Managing Director, Special Projects, Cardano Development Services B.V.
Guillaume Fouchères Managing Partner, Canopy Energies
Antonio Guiso Regional Director, Africa, South Pole
Ruchi Soni Program Manager, SEforALL
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
4:45 pm-6:30 pm
Adlon Ballroom

Closing Plenary

Speakers
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia Second Lady of Ghana
Alex Eaton CEO, Sistema.bio
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank
Peter George Co-Investment Director, Spark+ Africa Fund; Chairman, Stichting Modern Cooking
Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey Mayor of Accra
Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri Founder and CEO, XpressGas
Jillene Connors Belopolsky Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Mwayi Kampesi CEO and Founder, Planet Green Africa
Fiona Wanjiku Moejes CEO, Mawazo Institute
Akil Callender Youth Specialist, SEforALL
Gathoni Kimani Senior Associate, Market Strengthening and Venture Catalyst, Clean Cooking Alliance
Shirley McAlpine Founder, Shirley McAlpine & Associates
Dymphna van der Lans CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance
Monojeet Pal Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, African Development Bank
Nishdeep Sethi Group Director, Structured Finance, African Guarantee Fund
Rosemary Enobakhare Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Administrator
Feisal Hussain Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Clean Cooking Alliance
Sameer Shukla Adviser to the Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sessions by Feisal Hussain
Sessions by Feisal Hussain