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 third cohort of a mentorship program for early to mid-career women working in the clean cooking sector.

The program’s largest cohort yet, the 90 participants come from Africa, Asia, and Haiti, spanning a diversity of countries and areas of expertise.

We sincerely thank all the applicants who took part in this process and congratulate the selected participants for this year’s program.

  • Abigael Okoko, Senior Associate, EED Advisory, Kenya
  • Ange Vanessa Ouegoum Talla, Carbon Project Manager, S2 Services, Cameroon
  • Ann Wanjiru Ndegwa, Senior Carbon Financial Analyst, BURN Manufacturing, Kenya
  • Beatrice Akello, Marketing Officer, Biogas Solutions Uganda Limited, Uganda
  • Bernice Nere Charles, CEO, Cosmos Solution, Haiti
  • Betty Ndiwa, Marketing Coordinator, Sistema.bio, Kenya
  • Carmen Manuel Augusto, Communications Manager, Mozambique Women of Energy, Mozambique
  • Cecilia Naa Aforkor Laryea, Research and Policy Analyst, 75inQ, Ghana
  • Charlotte Kanyange, Assistant Manager, DelAgua Group, Rwanda
  • Concepta Atieno Ojwang, Founder, Keyo Technovation, Kenya
  • Diana Nkunu, Assistant Engineer, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
  • Dorcas Ajide Odunayo, Research Assistant, African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development, Nigeria
  • Druscilla Nakitende, Sales Director, Green Bio Energy Ltd, Uganda
  • Emily Bolo, Associate Researcher, Africa Research and Impact Network, Kenya
  • Esther Manohar, Project Officer, WWF India, India
  • Ethol Amanda Natukunda, Founder Alma’h Gardeners’ Village and Volunteer, Fridays For Future Uganda, Uganda
  • Faustina Naba, Doctoral Student, Seoul National University, Ghana
  • Grace Olajide Olanike, Business Development, Jawura Environmental Services Limited, Nigeria
  • Grace Wanjiru, Co-founder and Director of Operations, Global Agricultural Solutions, Kenya
  • Granny Mmantho Lesiamang, CEO, Clauseph BioFuels, Botswana
  • Irene David-Arinze, Creative Lead, LIDA Network, Nigeria
  • Jackline Jepkogei Kemboi, Environmental Consultant, Green Spec Consultancy, Kenya
  • Joselyne Fugeu Nguelo, Research Intern, Renewable Energy Development Center Algeria, Cameroon
  • Joy Nteh, Sales Team Lead, Kwara, Burn Stove Nig Ltd, Nigeria
  • Jyoti Malik, Marketing and Sales Officer, Indian Biogas Association, India
  • Karen Too, Carbon Operations Project Coordinator, BURN Manufacturing, Kenya
  • Leah Jepkemboi Cheboi, Carbon Projects Delivery Officer, d.light, Kenya
  • Linda Obiero, Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Magdalene Nguli, Principal Renewable Energy Officer, Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, Kenya
  • Maria Samson, Field Support Officer, C-Quest Capital, Tanzania
  • Marie Florence Cyiza, District Manager, DelAgua Group, Rwanda
  • Marie Mediatrice Uwirora, District Manager, DelAgua Group, Rwanda
  • Martha Waraga Gakuru, Grants and Fundraising Officer, Lean Energy Solutions, Kenya
  • Mary Seleina Alukaya, Energy Fellow, Africa Fellowship for Young Energy Leaders, Kenya
  • Mercy Chilumba, Director, Anric Gas Technology, Tanzania
  • Mercy Kyalo, CEO, Feion Green Ventures Ltd, Kenya
  • Mercy Masanga, Marketing, Communications and Business Development Associate, Grant Thornton Advisory East Africa Limited, Tanzania
  • Meredith Muthoni Njenga, Head of Electric Finance, BURN Manufacturing, Kenya
  • Monica Maccarthy, Project Officer, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
  • Moyinoluwa Gbede, Communications Manager, The Development School Africa, Nigeria
  • Moyo Makanjuola, Managing Director, Tangram Energy, Nigeria
  • Mwansa Makubalo, Consultant, Investment Readiness Limited, South Africa
  • Najula Nancy Lokope, Assistant Energy and Environment Officer, Lotus Kenya Action For Development Organisation, Kenya
  • Naomi Bakimi Agwaza, Ginger Extension Agent, Agrolog Ltd, Nigeria
  • Neha Sharma, Environmental Consultant, The World Bank, India
  • Nour Alnajjar, Regional Energy and Environmental Specialist, UNICEF – NORCAP, Jordan
  • Oluwakorede Ebunoluwa Odesanya, E&PS – Catering Graduate Intern, ExxonMobil, Nigeria
  • Osato Osemwingie, Founder, El Gazelle Kilishi, Nigeria
  • Palesa Nkaile, Project Development Officer, Mos-Sun Clean Energy Technologies, Lesotho
  • Pauline Namutebi, Program Director, Dharmic Uganda, Uganda
  • Peninah Mwende, Carbon Officer, BURN Manufacturing, Kenya
  • Petronila Adhiambo, Environment Assistant, National Environment Tribunal, Kenya
  • Philomena Mitalo, Program Officer, Clean Cooking Association of Kenya, Kenya
  • Promise Msampha, Business Development and Livelihood Officer, Umunthu Plus, Malawi
  • Purity Wanjiku Kahoru, Global Technical Training Project Specialist, Sistema.bio, Kenya
  • Ranisha Basnet, Energy Expert, UNHCR Kenya/NORCAP, Nepal
  • Rashida Sibawei, National Service Personnel, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
  • Rebecca Longechel Ekunoit, Renewable Energy Officer, Research and Innovation, Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, Kenya
  • Reema Alashgar, Clean Cooking Project Manager, Oil Sustainability Program – Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
  • Rita Robert Otu, CEO, Beau Haven Farms, Nigeria
  • Rosaline Mumbi Njogu, Carbon Development Lead, Nature Kenya, Kenya
  • Ruth Wambui Wambugu, Memberships and Partnerships Officer, Clean Cooking Association of Kenya, Kenya
  • Safiatou Mariko, Doctoral Student, West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), Mali
  • Sandrine Kakuze, Assistant Manager, DelAgua Group, Rwanda
  • Sesilia Pauli Temu, Environmental Expert, Gilsun Technologies, Tanzania
  • Sharon Chepkoech, Graduate Student, Chuka University/Sauti Kenya, Kenya
  • Sharon Mukami Gitaari, Founder, Hydrogen Nexus Hub, Kenya
  • Sharon Naa Atswei Annan, Project Officer, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
  • Shruti Sharma, Research Analyst, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India
  • Sivakeerthana Senthilkumar, Associate Researcher, Ré- Centre for Exploratory Research, India
  • Sofia Mumo, Carbon Operations Intern, BURN Manufacturing, Kenya
  • Sophia Nyabando Mogeni, Territory Sales Manager, BURN Manufacturing, Kenya
  • Sophia Wangari Kigera, Operations Associate, C-Quest Capital, Kenya
  • Stella Clemence Sembua, Electrical Engineer, Peakey International Consulting Engineering, Tanzania
  • Susan Kangai Mutembei, Intern – Project Officer, Ngece Rinjeu Foundation, Kenya
  • Syeda Sarah Gilani, Manager, Programs, Climate Chain Consulting, Pakistan
  • Sylvia Njeri Muriithi, Mechanical Engineering Student, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology’s Center for Energy Studies, Kenya
  • Tabitha Achieng, Project Intern, Green Cooking Fund – GIZ, Kenya
  • Victor Jummai Tela, Co-founder and CEO, Topcity Agrihub, Nigeria
  • Victoria Edeha-Anthony Ogheneyome, Project Coordinator, Climate Leadership Fellowship, Nigeria
  • Wezzie Ngoma, Programs Manager, Green Impact Technologies, Malawi
  • Witness Wilson Kalemera, Finance and Administration Manager, Energy and Livelihood for Community (ELICO) Foundation, Tanzania
  • Yvette Umurungi, Consultant, YVE Consultant Rwanda Ltd, Rwanda
  • Zulykhat Bukola Wasiu, Graduate Student, Pan African University Institute Of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), Nigeria

Each of the selected mentees has been matched with a hand-picked mentor with whom they will engage in a bilateral exchange until June 2024; this matchmaking is done based on career aspirations stipulated in the application form.

In parallel, networking opportunities and knowledge transfer webinars on clean cooking and personal development topics will be organised for the mentee cohort. Participants can look forward to:

  • Gaining experience from seasoned professionals in the energy sector;
  • Obtaining career-enhancing activities to support concrete goals;
  • Enhancing professional and personal development;
  • Fostering strategic thinking and innovative ideas.

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the program, including the presentation of the mentors.

3 Comments
  1. Philip kolil 3 weeks ago

    Climate change is one of the most pressing changes we face

  2. Philip kibor kolil 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for inviting me GW NET

  3. Philip kibor kolil 2 weeks ago

    Hallo can I get any chance to exhibit my stoves steam jiko whenever there’s any occasion

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