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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Mwayi Kampesi

CEO and Founder, Planet Green Africa

My name is Mwayi Kampesi CEO and founder of Planet Green Africa. I am very passionate about the environment and poverty reduction through job creation and economic development. An architect by profession, I quit my job in the profession cooperate world to fulfill this passion.

I founded my first business, In House-Interiors in 2014 a sustainable green interiors business which served to fulfil this need and finally allowed me to create the positive change i wanted to see in society. In 2017, I founded Planet Green Africa a renewable energy company, with the same purpose guiding my direction. Producing eco-friendly cooking briquettes from recycled agricultural waste while closely working with the local small holder women farmers to procure the agricultural waste and partnering with local women groups to sell the final briquette product. Improving how thousands of Malawians cook whilst economically empowering women, saving forestry and uplifting lives.

I have received several awards and recognitions for my drive and commitment among others being recognized by Forbes Magazine; listed on 2017 Forbes Africa 30 under 30, the Obama foundation African leader of 2019 and listed as 100 Top start-ups under the World Youth Forum. I am also Mandela Washington Fellow, and a Young African Leader.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
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 Mwayi Kampesi
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi
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 Mwayi Kampesi
Sessions by Mwayi Kampesi