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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Samira Saidi

Investment Manager and E&S Lead, BIX Capital

Samira Saidi is an Investment Manager and E&S Lead for BIX Capital. She is passionate about uplifting emerging economies through creating impact, promoting equality and access to capital. Through her background in Financial Economics and Development Finance, she has worked on several impact initiatives in public infrastructure (access to water, renewable energy, transport), sustainable fashion, access to justice  and clean cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Samira is excited about making a difference in communities like those she grew up in.

At BIX capital, she is part of an innovative and dynamic team that finances clean cooking initiatives through pre-financing impact credits. In her free time, Samira creates art that brings attention to strength and empowerment particularly of African women.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Samira Saidi
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Samira Saidi
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Samira Saidi
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.

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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 Samira Saidi
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Samira Saidi
Sessions by Samira Saidi
Sessions by Samira Saidi
Sessions by Samira Saidi
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 Samira Saidi
Sessions by Samira Saidi