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H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia

Second Lady of Ghana

H.E Mrs. Samira Bawumia is the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, a philanthropist, humanitarian, climate, and clean energy champion, as well as a gender advocate. She is the founder of the not-for-profit organisation, the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP). Through SEHP, she has initiated critical and timely interventions in areas of health, education, and women empowerment.

She is a Global Ambassador for the Clean Cooking Alliance, as well as the Global Champion for the Health and Energy Platform for Action of the World Health Organisation, and a member of the Women in Leadership Network, a network Chaired by the Former President of Ireland, H.E Mary Robinson, focused on advancing women’s leadership globally.

She is a recipient of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Seven for 7 Award; an award which celebrates global leadership on Sustainable Development Goal 7; to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

H.E Mrs. Bawumia was named a ‘2018 African Woman of Excellence’ by the African Union Commission in partnership with the Diaspora African Forum. She has represented Ghana and the African continent at various international conferences and fora on tackling human trafficking, reproductive health, clean energy transitions and renewable energy, air pollution and health, clean cooking solutions, women’s health, women’s empowerment, as well as women and children’s rights.

The Second Lady is also spearheading a Coalition of People against Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Harmful Practices (CoPASH), with support from the United Nations Population Fund. She is an advocate for the “Combined Maternal and Child Health Record Book Project” – a Ghana Health Service initiative, an advocate for the “Ghanaians against Child Abuse’ (GACA) Campaign, a Government of Ghana, and UNICEF project. She is also supporting the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on “Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development,”.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
9:30 am-11:30 am
Adlon Ballroom

Opening Plenary

Speakers
Dymphna van der Lans CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia Second Lady of Ghana
Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh Minister of Energy, Ghana
Adwoa Etsiwaa Sey Chairperson, Ghana Alliance for Clean Cooking
H.E. Ingrid Mollestad Ambassador to Ghana, Government of Norway
Honorable Virginia E. Palmer U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana
Carla Montesi Director, European Commission's Directorate-General for International Partnerships
Katja Lasseur Deputy Ambassador, Government of Netherlands
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank
Vincent Wierda IDE Energy Lead, UNCDF
Ashvin Dayal Senior Vice President, Power & Climate and The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, The Rockefeller Foundation
Fatih Birol Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Damilola Ogunbiyi CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Kandeh Yumkella Founder & CEO, The Energy Nexus Network
Leela Hazzah Co-Founder & Executive Director, Lion Guardians
Dr. Mokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi Presidential Advisor on HIV/AIDS, Executive Office of the President, Ghana
Shirley McAlpine Founder, Shirley McAlpine & Associates
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
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 H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
9:30 am-11:30 am
Adlon Ballroom

Opening Plenary

Speakers
Dymphna van der Lans CEO, Clean Cooking Alliance
H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia Second Lady of Ghana
Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh Minister of Energy, Ghana
Adwoa Etsiwaa Sey Chairperson, Ghana Alliance for Clean Cooking
H.E. Ingrid Mollestad Ambassador to Ghana, Government of Norway
Honorable Virginia E. Palmer U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana
Carla Montesi Director, European Commission's Directorate-General for International Partnerships
Katja Lasseur Deputy Ambassador, Government of Netherlands
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela Practice Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank
Vincent Wierda IDE Energy Lead, UNCDF
Ashvin Dayal Senior Vice President, Power & Climate and The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, The Rockefeller Foundation
Fatih Birol Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Damilola Ogunbiyi CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Kandeh Yumkella Founder & CEO, The Energy Nexus Network
Leela Hazzah Co-Founder & Executive Director, Lion Guardians
Dr. Mokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi Presidential Advisor on HIV/AIDS, Executive Office of the President, Ghana
Shirley McAlpine Founder, Shirley McAlpine & Associates
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
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 H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
Sessions by H.E. Hajia Samira Bawumia