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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Energy, Ghana

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, a Medical Doctor by profession, is the Minister for Energy and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Manhyia South constituency in the Ashanti Region.

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh ran for Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2008 general election and won the mandate to represent the people of Manhyia. Subsequently, the constituency was divided into two and he went on to become Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency in 2012. He retained the seat at the 2016 elections and again at the 2020 elections.

Following the victory of the NPP in the 2016 general elections, Dr. Prempeh was appointed by President Akufo-Addo as Minister for Education from 2017 to 2021. During his tenure, he successfully led the team at the Ministry to deliver on the flagship education programme of the government, the Free Senior High School programme, to wide admiration even from his political opponents. His team also delivered on curriculum reforms, teacher reforms and several initiatives to promote and mainstream Technical, Vocational Training and Education (TVET), among others.

In the aftermath of the NPP’s victory at the 2020 general elections, President Akufo-Addo nominated Dr. Prempeh to serve as Minister for Energy.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
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
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Breakout Room C

In the Decade for Delivery, Governments Are Key to Unlocking Transformation

While thriving market systems are needed to achieve universal access to clean cooking, national governments have an indispensable role to play in supporting innovation, attracting private investment, and mobilizing the international resources required to ensure energy transitions are just and equitable for both people and the planet.

Yet national governments often face myriad challenges that prevent them from implementing ambitious and sustainable clean cooking transitions. As a result, in many countries clean cooking mandates are not elevated, monitored, and optimized as effectively as they could be.

This session will highlight the catalytic potential of strong government leadership in delivering robust clean cooking ambitions. To avoid incrementalism, national governments require the support of the ecosystem to help set and deliver ambitious, locally owned agendas. The Clean Cooking Delivery Units Network seeks to do just this by investing in local leaders, elevating their capacity, providing tailored funding and technical support, and facilitating connections to resources and peers. Speakers will discuss the full value proposition of the DUN as a solution that invests in building the capacity of countries at the ecosystem, institutional, and individual levels.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Daniel Kammen Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, US Agency for International Development
Sophie Odupoy Group Head of Public Affairs, KOKO Networks
Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh Minister of Energy, Ghana
Damilola Ogunbiyi CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Kandeh Yumkella Founder & CEO, The Energy Nexus Network
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
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
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Breakout Room C

In the Decade for Delivery, Governments Are Key to Unlocking Transformation

While thriving market systems are needed to achieve universal access to clean cooking, national governments have an indispensable role to play in supporting innovation, attracting private investment, and mobilizing the international resources required to ensure energy transitions are just and equitable for both people and the planet.

Yet national governments often face myriad challenges that prevent them from implementing ambitious and sustainable clean cooking transitions. As a result, in many countries clean cooking mandates are not elevated, monitored, and optimized as effectively as they could be.

This session will highlight the catalytic potential of strong government leadership in delivering robust clean cooking ambitions. To avoid incrementalism, national governments require the support of the ecosystem to help set and deliver ambitious, locally owned agendas. The Clean Cooking Delivery Units Network seeks to do just this by investing in local leaders, elevating their capacity, providing tailored funding and technical support, and facilitating connections to resources and peers. Speakers will discuss the full value proposition of the DUN as a solution that invests in building the capacity of countries at the ecosystem, institutional, and individual levels.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Daniel Kammen Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, US Agency for International Development
Sophie Odupoy Group Head of Public Affairs, KOKO Networks
Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh Minister of Energy, Ghana
Damilola Ogunbiyi CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
Kandeh Yumkella Founder & CEO, The Energy Nexus Network
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Sessions by Honorable Matthew Opoku Prempeh