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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Richard Matey

Director, Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities

Richard Matey is the Climate Lead for the Green Africa Youth Organisation and doubles as the coordinator of the Youth Climate Council Ghana. He is a young researcher, environmentalist and sustainable development professional with about 7 years’ experience in environment, renewable energy, market development, agriculture and climate change initiatives in Ghana. He has proven knowledge and skills in climate change, environmental solutions and biomass technologies with specialties in clean cookstoves and process characterization of energy use in small and medium scale agro-processing enterprises. He has a passion for developing and deploying innovative climate-smart solutions for energy, environmental and agricultural challenges with a focus on low-income households, small enterprises and communities in Ghana. He is also the lead campaigner of ECA Watch Ghana, a group strengthening communities’ and CSO’s capacities to demand for decarbonisation of ECAs and promote transvestments to clean energy in Ghana.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Richard Matey
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Richard Matey
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Richard Matey
1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Breakout Room B

Changemakers of Today: Youth Advancing Sustainable Action

The role and influence of youth in climate, energy, and development efforts has grown in recent years. Youth have a vital role in achieving universal access to clean cooking, contributing to the cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future that young people need to thrive. Ninety percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in developing countries where 2.4 billion people still rely on polluting fuels and stoves to cook their food. The negative impact of traditional cooking on young people is substantial, both in terms of the size of the youth population affected and the cross-cutting nature of the adverse impacts on youth.

This session will be comprised of youth who are leading on clean cooking and sustainable energy to demonstrate why equitable decision-making with the inclusion of young people in the clean cooking sector is essential for sustainable progress. The panel discussion will showcase what young entrepreneurs and innovators are doing to tackle clean cooking challenges and what support youth leaders need to scale their efforts.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Carine Buma Professional Officer, Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, ICLEI
Kakembo Galabuzi Founder, Weye Clean Energy; Board of Directors, Student Energy
Ben Odongo Youth Fellow in Energy, UpEnergy and Climate Champions
Patience Alifo Co-Founder, Econexus Ventures
Richard Matey Director, Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities
Samira Saidi Investment Manager and E&S Lead, BIX Capital
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Richard Matey
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Richard Matey
Sessions by Richard Matey
Sessions by Richard Matey
Sessions by Richard Matey
1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Breakout Room B

Changemakers of Today: Youth Advancing Sustainable Action

The role and influence of youth in climate, energy, and development efforts has grown in recent years. Youth have a vital role in achieving universal access to clean cooking, contributing to the cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future that young people need to thrive. Ninety percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in developing countries where 2.4 billion people still rely on polluting fuels and stoves to cook their food. The negative impact of traditional cooking on young people is substantial, both in terms of the size of the youth population affected and the cross-cutting nature of the adverse impacts on youth.

This session will be comprised of youth who are leading on clean cooking and sustainable energy to demonstrate why equitable decision-making with the inclusion of young people in the clean cooking sector is essential for sustainable progress. The panel discussion will showcase what young entrepreneurs and innovators are doing to tackle clean cooking challenges and what support youth leaders need to scale their efforts.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Carine Buma Professional Officer, Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, ICLEI
Kakembo Galabuzi Founder, Weye Clean Energy; Board of Directors, Student Energy
Ben Odongo Youth Fellow in Energy, UpEnergy and Climate Champions
Patience Alifo Co-Founder, Econexus Ventures
Richard Matey Director, Alliance for Empowering Rural Communities
Samira Saidi Investment Manager and E&S Lead, BIX Capital
Sessions by Richard Matey
Sessions by Richard Matey