Announcing the mentors of the Women in Clean Cooking Mentorship Program

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) are delighted to present the mentors for the Women in Clean Cooking (WICC) Mentorship Program.

Each of these mentors is a senior professional committed to making a difference and having a positive impact on a younger woman’s career in the clean cooking sector. We are proud to have them as part of this program.

The selected mentors for the program include:

  • Adwoa Sey: Board Chair, Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, Ghana
  • Alexandra Dawe: Lead, Corporate Communications, Rainforest Alliance, Netherlands
  • Barbara Ungari: Operations Analyst, The World Bank, USA
  • Beatrice Despioch: Co-Founder & Co-Director, Eco-charcoal Limited, France
  • Caroline Ochieng: Marie Curie-IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National University of Ireland, Kenya
  • Claire Baker: Director, Clarity Partners, UK
  • Elizabeth Muchiri: Gas Business Consultant, Prestige Gas Solutions, Kenya
  • Emily Ochanda: Regional Solar Business Developer, Solar Home Solutions, Total, Kenya
  • Estelle Roux-Stevens: Co-Founder, Mentorjam, Netherlands
  • Esther Altorfer: Managing Director East Africa,, France
  • Genevieve Goulding: Programme Director, Shortlist Professionals, USA
  • Habiba Ali: CEO, SOSAI Renewable Energies Company, Nigeria
  • Hira Wajahat Malik: Program Manager, Stimulus, Pakistan
  • Ifey Ikeonu: Energy Policy & Regulation Consultant, Ghana
  • Iwona Bisaga: Research Associate, Loughborough University – Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS), UK
  • Katharina Proestler: Sustainable Energy Expert, International Consultant, UNIDO, Austria
  • Katrin Harvey: Chief Operating Officer, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Austria
  • Lerato Nonyane: Human Resources Director Africa, BioTherm Energy, South Africa
  • Lily Versta Nyarko: Distance Learning Lecturer, University of Education Winneba, Ghana
  • Nathan Awuapila: Policy Leader Fellow, School of Transnational Governance – European University Institute, Nigeria
  • Neha Juneja: Co-Founder, Greenway Appliances, India
  • Nsangu Siwale: Managing Consultant, KLYN Consulting, Zambia
  • Olasimbo Sojinrin: Country Director, Solar Sister Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Peggy Mischke: Founder, EconergyPM – Clean Energy Enterprise, Denmark
  • Roberta Bove: Senior Manager, Private Sector Investment, Clean Cooking Alliance, Holland
  • Sasmita Patnaik: Gender Advisor, Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) South and Southeast Asia Regional Innovation Hub, India
  • Shelmith Theuri: Senior Technical Advisor, Power Africa Off-grid Project, RTI International, Kenya
  • Sonia Zavesky: Director, Zavesky Consulting, Australia
  • Ute Collier: Head – Policy (Renewable Energy Markets), IRENA, UK
  • Vishakha Chandhere: Founder, Orjabox, India

Become a Mentor – What’s in it for You?

As a mentor, you get the opportunity to give something valuable back to more junior professionals and to expand your own knowledge through the mentees’ perspective.

Mentoring will contribute to personal and professional development for both you and your mentee, as well as, shaping the direction of future generations within your field of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor in one of GWNET’s mentoring programmes (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month plus optional participation in knowledge-transfer webinars), kindly fill in our Mentor Datasheet.

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the program.


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