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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Kalinda Magloire

CEO, SWITCH

Kalinda Magloire, is an entrepreneur and a governance and development management specialist with decades of experience managing donor-funded institutional strengthening, capacity building and gender projects in Haiti and abroad. She is the co-founder and CEO of SWITCH, an enterprise with social impact determined to massively convert Haitian households from charcoal to LPG.  In addition to manufacturing and distributing stoves, SWITCH has developed different financial models allowing low-income households to switch to a cleaner energy. Kalinda is also the owner of Alter Consult, a Haitian development consulting firm promoting alternative development solutions adapted to Haiti. Kalinda has a master in political science from the University of Montreal and a master in International development management from the London School of Economics. Kalinda is involved with different organizations working for women empowerment. She is also engaged in a network for competitiveness. This group’s objective is to help smaller companies to reach international standards of quality and processes to have access to international funding.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
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 Kalinda Magloire
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire
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 Kalinda Magloire
Sessions by Kalinda Magloire