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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Sheila Oparaocha

Director, ENERGIA

Dr. Sheila Oparaocha, Director of the ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy since 1999, is a renowned leader in the gender and sustainable energy sector. Sheila holds a master’s degree in Gender and Development Planning and has over twenty three years of experience working at the intersectionality of gender equality, women’s empowerment and energy access. Recipient of the Carnot Prize 2021, Sheila has initiated, developed, and led numerous programs on institutionalizing gender transformative approaches in the energy sector in developing countries, particularly in the areas of women’s entrepreneurship development, gender mainstreaming in energy access projects and (sub) national energy policies, international policy advocacy, research and evidence development, network building and knowledge management. Sheila is the co-chair of the Technical Advisory Group for the Sustainable Development Goal 7 convened by UNDESA and a member of the Steering Committee of the Health and Energy Platform for Action and the High Level Coalition on Energy and Health that operates under the auspices of WHO.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
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 Sheila Oparaocha
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha
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 Sheila Oparaocha
Sessions by Sheila Oparaocha