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

Each of these mentors is a senior professional committed to supporting a younger woman’s career in the energy sector. We are grateful for their participation and for their dedication to our mentees (meet the mentees by clicking here).

The mentors include:

  • Aatifah Latief, Sustainable Energy Facilitation Professional Officer, City of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Adwoa Etsiwaa Sey, Board Chair Ghana, Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, Ghana
  • Aida Ben Hassen Trabelsi, Researcher, The Research and Technology Centre of Energy, Tunisia
  • Akullo Lillian, Qualitative Research Analyst, Innovations for Poverty Action, Uganda
  • Alawiyya Baba Musa, Co-founder, Arewa Women Initiative For Climate Change Advocacy And Environmental Sustainability, Nigeria
  • Alex Theran, Director of Sustainability, Mandulis Energy, Uganda
  • Anindita Dutta, Assistant Research Professor, University of Chicago, United States
  • Anita Shankar, Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, United States
  • Anita Yadav, Associate Project Director, Grameen Foundation India, India
  • Ann Tanui, Deputy Director, County Government Bomet, Kenya
  • Anthonia Adenaya Huard, Regional Manager, West Africa, Business Sweden, Morocco
  • Awele Okigbo, Founder/CEO, Credo Advisory, Nigeria
  • Awuor Dorothy (Maureen) Otieno, Chief Executive Officer, Nyalore Impact Limited, Kenya
  • Béatrice Despioch, Co-founder and Co-director, Eco-charcoal Limited, Kenya
  • Bessem Enonchong, Managing Partner, Legit Energy Hub, Cameroon
  • Biraj Gautam, Chief Executive Officer, People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA), Nepal
  • Caroline Mwiti, Senior Officer Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Equity Group Foundation, Kenya
  • Catherine Mukobo, Chief Executive Director, ACERD asbl., Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholet (Nyangoma) Atulinda, Founder, Agropedia, Uganda
  • Claire Kagga, Consultant, Renewable Energy Business Accelerator, Uganda
  • Cletus Sikwanda, Research Economist, Energy Regulation Board, Zambia
  • Daniel Siangla, Programme Assistant, Mercy Corps, Kenya
  • Sophie Jablonski, Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Coach, Dr Sophie Coaching, Luxembourg
  • Sabina Anokye Mensah, Chief Executive Officer, Anomena Ventures, Ghana
  • Edna Onyach, Business & Training Consultant, Nguzo Consultants Limited, Kenya
  • Elizabeth Muchiri, Gas Business Consultant, Prestige Gas Solutions, Kenya
  • Elly Odhiambo, Training and MEAL Coordinator, Clean Cooking Association of Kenya, Kenya
  • Emily Ochanda, Marketing and Services, Total Kenya Limited, Kenya
  • Etulan Ikpoki, Regional Manager, Anglophone West Africa, BURN Manufacturing, Nigeria
  • Fabian Mwoshi, Sales Consultant, Oil & Gas, Kenya
  • Fadeke Ayoola, International Director, Agrifund Management Center, Belgium
  • Farhatul Zannat, Assistant General Manager and Head of Finance, ATEC, Bangladesh
  • Fred Ishugah, General Manager – Renewable Energy, Research and Development, Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, Kenya
  • Gbadebo Odularu, President, African Finance and Economic Association, United States
  • Girum Abebe Mamo, Senior Bioenergy Energy Study and Technology Identification Expert, Ministry of Water and Energy, Ethiopia
  • Gloria Boafo-Mensah, Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
  • HellenMary Wanjoya, Project Captain, Smart Synergies Africa, Kenya
  • Ilitongo Kaywala, Policy Advisor – Alternative Fuels and Technologies, USAID Alternatives to Charcoal Project, Zambia
  • Jackbed Gakii Mugo, Renewable Energy Consultant, Public Service Commission, Kenya
  • Jackson Godfrey Mungoni, Country Director, Namene, Zimbabwe
  • Jackson Mutegeki, Bioenergy Technician, Centre for Research in Energy & Energy Conservation, Uganda
  • Jacquelyn Sagasta, Operations Specialist, C-Quest Capital, United States
  • Jesselyn Malimata, Project Manager, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, Germany
  • Joseph Hwani, Energy Expert, UNHCR, Zambia
  • Katrin Harvey, Secretary General, Foundations Platform F20, Austria
  • Laura J. D. Toledano, CEO & Founder, Vestal Energy Consultants Ltd., Uganda
  • Laura Patel, Global Technical Advisor, Clean Cooking, SNV, Kenya
  • Liesel Prinsloo, Co-Founder and Executive, MammaGaia Energy PTY, South Africa
  • Lindsay Umalla, Director, Country Transitions, Market Strengthening, Clean Cooking Alliance, Kenya
  • Madrin Maina, Director – East Africa, Sistema.bio, Kenya
  • Maitreyi Karthik, Deputy Programme Manager, Centre for Science and Environment, India
  • Maria Kottari, Principal Consultant, Technopolis Group, Netherlands
  • Mariam Karanja, Energy Advisor – Enabling Environment, GIZ, Kenya
  • Monika Noshin, Senior Funding Manager, ATEC, Bangladesh
  • Nancy Mwari, Green Growth and Climate Change Officer, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya
  • Ncobile Nkosi, Lecturer, North-West University, South Africa
  • Nitisha Agrawal, Founder & Director, Smokeless Cookstove Foundation, India
  • Nkechi Cynthia Okenwa, Founder & President, Women in Energy and Economic Sustainability Initiative, Nigeria
  • Omonigho Erigha, Senior Energy Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Policy Institute, Nigeria
  • Peter Njuguna, Programs Manager MNCH, FP, Gender, Environmental Conservation, National Organization of Peer Educators, Kenya
  • Polly Stebbings, Climate Finance Manager, UpEnergy, United Kingdom
  • Rene Uwamugirimfura, Project Coordinator, Green Utility for Africa, Rwanda
  • Risha Mal, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India
  • Rocío Correia, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Consultant, Germany
  • Rosemary Olive, International Program Coordinator, The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in Environmental Science (BITES) Africa Program, Ethiopia
  • Ruse Moleshe, Founder, Energy Solutions Consulting PTY, South Africa
  • Ruth Samuel, Director, Mumoni & Kyso Energy Saving Stoves, Kenya
  • Sadikshya Aryal, Program Manager, Renewable Energy Confederation of Nepal, Nepal
  • Sanjidaa Hoque, Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Bangladesh
  • Saumu Ismail, Program Coordinator, Kenya Climate Innovation Center, Kenya
  • Saurabh Saraf, Co-Founder, OffsetFarm, India
  • Shakirat Animashaun, Founder and CEO, Enricher Fintech, Nigeria
  • Sharon (Wachuka) Kinyua, Administration and Liaison Coordinator, Electricity Sector Association of Kenya, Kenya
  • Sheetal Rastogi, Co-Founder, Lead – Strategy & Outreach, Finovista, India
  • Sonia (Bedi) Garcha, Senior Consultant, Vrutti – Livelihood Impact Partners, India
  • Sonia Zavesky, Director, Zavesky Consulting, Australia
  • Sophie Odupoy, Group Head of Public Affairs, KOKO Networks, Kenya
  • Soraya Jhagroe, Regulatory Specialist: Economic Regulation and Supervision, Energie Autoriteit Suriname, Suriname
  • Sylvia Herzog, Director, The Charcoal Project, United States
  • Sylviah Mwaura, Senior Associate Energy Access Finance, GreenMax Capital Advisors, Kenya
  • Tosin Somorin, Researcher in Circular Economy and Waste Management, International Water Management Institute, United Kingdom
  • Umar Mohammed, Clean Cooking Specialist, SEforAll, Nigeria
  • Vanessa Falkowski, Country Director, Cookstove Operations, C-Quest Capital, Angola
  • Victoria Komuhangi, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Uganda
  • Virginia Echavarria, Founder, Simoshi Limited, Uganda
  • Wendy Sanassee, Director of Haiti Operations, EarthSpark International, Haiti
  • Zainab Datti, Project Manager: Energy Sector Portfolio, Agence Française de Développement, Nigeria

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 your mentee’s 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 programme.

2 Comments
  1. Mary kiprotich 4 months ago

    Am Mary from Bongomek intiginious Minority community in Bungoma County Kenya. Am the chairlady of Jatonet Kenya community based organisation registered in Bungoma. Can you consider me for clean energy stoves Mentorship partnership. My WhatsApp number +25470 6923 231

  2. LORNA OMUODO 4 months ago

    Am Hoping to see the clear focus on how we can get clean fuel access into the African and Asian home to replace the black carbon scare that is already entranced into our traditional orientation

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