Doris Edem Agbevivi

Project Coordinator, Drive Electric Initiative Ghana (DEI-Gh)Agbevivi

Doris is an Energy Analyst in Emerging Technologies and a Yale Climate fellow with years of experience in clean energy and sustainable development in Ghana and internationally. Her areas of expertise and experience include mainstreaming and promoting sustainable energy and transport initiatives, research, auditing, emerging technologies, planning and policy. She has spent the past seven years with the Energy Commission working closely with energy sector stakeholders and informing policymaking in Ghana. Doris has also participated in and led technical knowledge exchange events in Ghana and abroad. She consulted for the WHO’s Urban Health Initiative to analyse the impact of various cooking fuels on health. She is currently the coordinator of the Drive Electric Initiative in Ghana; an e-mobility initiative of the Energy Commission aimed at driving the productive use of electricity while ushering in an era of green and sustainable energy use. Under this initiative, she organised Ghana’s first e-mobility conference and exhibition to bring together major stakeholders, exhibit electric vehicles and to raise public awareness. She also organised Ghana’s first public charging forum aimed at training stakeholders on public charging while also working with relevant stakeholders to develop standards and regulations for EV charging in Ghana. 

Sarah Naa Dedei Agbey

Deputy Country Director SNV-GhanaAgbey

Sarah Naa Dedei Agbey, an experienced development practitioner with over 25 years’ expertise in Planning, Organisational Development and Good Governance. She joined SNV-Ghana in November 2005 as an advisor and rose to the level of Deputy Country Director in 2017. Sarah is a Development Planner by profession with M.Sc. in Regional Planning and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Dortmund (Germany). She also has training in Biodiversity Planning and Natural Resources Management, Renewable Energy, Climate change, Clean Development Mechanism, Sustainable livelihood Framework, Environmental Impact Assessment, Organisation and Systems Development and Good Governance. She recently got a professional Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Theology.

M'hamed el Aisati

Vice President of Product Management Analytical and Data Services, ElsevierElAisati.

M'hamed el Aisati is Vice President of Product Management Analytical and Data Services, at Elsevier. He holds an MSc in Computer Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After joining Elsevier in 1998, M'hamed contributed to the realization of the first Elsevier digital journals platform preceding ScienceDirect, and later in 2004, stood at the cradle of Scopus, which he helped launch. He now leads a data and analytics team supporting large research performance evaluation programs, and applying analytical tools in large-scale projects that aim to provide insights to research institutions, governments and funding agencies to help them develop strategies for improving funding allocation and demonstrating impact. M’hamed is also a university ranking expert being Elsevier’s antenna working directly with ranking providers such as THE and QS. M’hamed holds two patents and specializes in product development, big data, analytics, and service-oriented architecture.

Mavis Akuffobea-Essilfie

Senior Research Scientist at Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana.Mavis

Mavis is a Sociologist with a PhD and M.Phil. in Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is experienced in policy and gender sensitive research.  Previously she worked as a policy advisor to engage policy makers on equity issues in sustainable Agriculture Intensification in Ghana. She was also a Gender Specialist and Principal Investigator on a gender and climate change impact case study in Ashanti Akyem Agogo, Ghana. She is a co-investigator of the IDRC Breaking Barriers research project on women in STEM education and careers in Ghana and Benin. She is also part of a research team investigating whether addressing gender inequalities and empowering women improve development program outcomes. She has had the opportunity to work or collaborate with reputable institutions such as Oxford University, SINTEF-Norway, The New partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). She co-organizes conferences and workshops as well as co-facilitates training workshops.  

Zakari Ali

Research Fellow at the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)Ali

Zakari Ali is a Research Fellow at the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), The Gambia. He works on the Lancet Countdown Commission on Health and Climate Change funded by Wellcome Trust (UK). Clean energy transition in Africa will have enormous positive health and environmental benefits and hence is a key priority area for the Lancet Countdown work focused on Africa. In this panel, Zakari will emphasis the need for Equity in energy systems and health and in planetary health education in Africa.

Kehkashan Basu

Kehkashan BasuUnited Nations Human Rights Champion

Kehkashan Basu, M.S.M. is an influencer, educator, environmentalist, champion of women and children’s rights, TEDx speaker, Climate Reality Mentor, author, musician, peace and sustainability campaigner. She is the recipient of Canada's Meritorious Service Medal and the only Canadian to win the International Children’s Peace Prize. A Forbes 30 Under 30 and the first-ever Winner of the Voices Youth Gorbachev-Schultz Legacy Award for her work on nuclear disarmament, Kehkashan is a United Nations Human Rights Champion, a National Geographic Young Explorer, a UN Habitat Young City Champion, a UNCCD Land Hero, the Regional Organizing Partner for North America for the NGO Major Group and one of Canada's Top25 Women of Influence. Kehkashan is the Founder-President of global social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, that works at a grassroots level in 28 countries, empowering over 500,000 young people and women, especially those from vulnerable communities, in the sustainable development process. She has spoken at over 500 United Nations and other global fora.

Getachew Bekele Beyene

Getachew Bekele BeyeneAssistant Professor at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology at Addis Ababa University

Getachew Bekele Beyene is assistant Professor at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology at Addis Ababa University. He is also Head of Distance and Continuing Education as well as Chair of the Electrical Power and Energy Technology. His research interests include Electrical Power and Energy Technology, Distributed Generation, Energy conservation and Environment, Solar/ wind/ hydropower/Biogas based Standalone/grid connected energy supply systems.

Mrs. Odelia Sika-Ntiamoah Boampong

Global Director of the Oxford Africa Women Leadership InstituteBoampong

I am currently the Global Director of the Oxford Africa Women Leadership Institute, a global non-for profit with the sole aim of building women led businesses to be sustainable while building women leaders. So far my work as team lead has supported 2,000 women led businesses across 36 African countries. For 20 years I have served in various media companies including providing training for the BBC World Service involving 60 media houses. For 20 years I provided leadership in Business Journalism as a either a leader or reporter interviewing 8 presidents and some global icons like the inventor of  the world wide web. I have also served as a board member for CSIR IRB for 12 years

Layih Butake

Director of Communication & Outreach, AKADEMIYA2063 Layih Butake

Dr. Layih Butake is versatile creative, result-oriented communication and project management professional with 12+ years of experience in not-for-profit communications, program management, and research. Holder of a Master’s in Corporate Communication, a PhD in Performing Arts and Cinematography studies, and certifications in Project Management, Humanitarian work, crisis communication and public relations, Layih’s unique set of competencies bring added value to any international development sector at the intersection of economic development, education, innovation, outreach, strategic foresight, and sustainability.  She recently served as Acting Director of Communications, Senior Outreach Manager, and Communications and Outreach Manager Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).

Tommaso Ciarli

Senior Researcher at UNU-MERIT, United Nations University, and SPRU, University of Sussex Ciarli

Tommaso Ciarli is Senior Researcher at UNU-MERIT, United Nations University, and SPRU, University of Sussex. He studies the relations between science, technology, and innovation and sustainable development. He has lead projects on: modelling economic development, structural change and inequality; modelling sustainable transitions; analysing the relation between science and innovation trajectories, and sustainable development challenges; estimating the impact of innovation on employment and inequality; and estimating the impact of violent conflict on economic activity. He has served as advisor for government and international organisations. He holds a PhD in Economics and in Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham and the University of Ferrara.

Emanuela Colombo

Emanuela ColomboFull Professor at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano

Prof. Emanuela Colombo, PhD – Emanuela Colombo has achieved both a PhD in Energetics and a Nuclear Engineering MSc at Politecnico di Milano in Italy where she is currently Full Professor at the Department of Energy. She has covered the role of Rector’s Delegate to Cooperation and Development since 2005 and since 2023 she has been covering the role of Rector’s Delegate for Science Diplomacy at Politecnico di Milano. She is currently and has been the scientific coordinator / partner of several International projects: LEAPRE and PRE-LEAP H2020 (Africa), Green Innovation (Egypt), Sustainable Energy Engineering (Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia), Water Energy and Food nexus (Egypt), Modern Energy services in refugee camps (Lebanon, Somalia, RCA and Colombia) and Capacity Building in Engineering (Tanzania). She is author of more than 200 scientific papers presented in national and international conferences and published in international journals and coauthor of the book “Renewable Energy for Unleashing Sustainable Development” Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Since 2007 she has been coordinator of a Network of 29 Universities focused on Cooperation and Development (CUCS). In 2012 she became Chair holder of the UNESCO CHAIR on Energy for Sustainable Development assigned to the Department of Energy. In 2016 she was nominated Academic representative by the Italian Conference of the Rector (CRUI) within the National Council for Cooperation and Development established by the new Law 125 on cooperationShe is adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha. From 2020 she is an elected member of the Academic Senate of Politecnico di Milano.

Mawuena Akosua Cudjoe

Lecturer at the Accounting Department, University of Ghana Business School Cudjoe

Dr. Mawuena Akosua Cudjoe is a Lecturer at the Accounting Department, University of Ghana Business School with almost a decade’s experience in research. She also has industry knowledge which was obtained through her work in a bank. She holds a Ph.D. from the Putra Business School, Universiti Putra Malaysia, a Master of Philosophy in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science in Administration (Accounting Option) Degree both from the University of Ghana, Legon. Her research interests are dominantly in the areas of Sustainability Reporting and Accounting, Climate change, Corporate ESG, Gender, and Corporate Governance among others.   As her service to the community, Mawuena is a reviewer of some International Peer Review journals.

Emmanuel Danso

CEO/Business Lead, BD WasteDanso

Emmanuel is a sustainability consultant and a passionate advocate for driving positive change in Africa. He has been recognized as a Top innovator at the World Economic Forum's UpLink platform and selected by the German Agency for Economic & Business Development and Deutschland as an AGYLE 40 Under 40. Emmanuel has also been named one of the EU's Top 10 Circular Economy Champions in Ghana and a Top 20 Innovator in Africa by the African Development Bank. With a passion for driving positive change, Emmanuel has made a name for himself as an expert in sustainable business practices. He has worked on several projects that aim to reduce waste and promote recycling in Ghana and other African countries. He strongly advocates using technology and innovation to solve environmental challenges. As the CEO of BD Waste, he constantly seeks new ways to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprint and positively impact the environment.

Rocio A Diaz-Chavez

Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College LondonDiaz-chavez

Dr Rocio A Diaz-Chavez has a BSc in Biology/Ecology in Mexico and holds a PhD on Sustainable Development Indicators from the University of Wales Aberystwyth in the UK.
She has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London since 2004. She acted as Deputy Director and Energy and Climate Change Programme Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre from 2017 to 2022. Among other projects she co-coordinated the project “Bioenergy Strategy for East Africa” (BISEA). Her research interests are on sustainability assessment and deployment of bioeconomy, bioenergy, land use and natural resources, socio-economic assessment and governance, climate change impacts, transport and agriculture

Mrs. Awa Thiaka Dieng

Gender and Equity Unit, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, SenegalDieng

I have a master's degree in communication and I coordinate the Gender and Equity Unit of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy set up in June 2020. Regarding gender I followed the training of trainers initiated by ECOWAS in 2019.

Kathleen Flynn-Dapaah

Director of Development, Head of Cooperation, High Commission of Canada, GhanaFlynn

Kathleen began her career at Canada’s International Development Research Centre in 1999 where she focused on integrating gender equality into various sectors including natural resource management, health and information and communication technologies for Development. She joined CIDA in 2013 as the Team Leader for Education Specialists in the Geographic Programs Branch. During her time at headquarters she was the director of Education, Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection from 2020 to 2022 and deputy director of Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection from 2014-2020. Prior to joining the Department, she worked as a Senior Policy Manager for First Nation Education Policy at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (2009-2012). From September 1999 to March 2000, she was a Research Affiliate with the University of Ghana where she undertook field research on women's land rights in the peri-urban area of Accra. BA Honours [History], Queen's University, 1997; MA [Geography], Carleton University, 2001.

Lesego Gaegane

Board member of the South African Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE)Lesego Gaegane

Lesego Gaegane is a Sustainability professional with a Chemical Engineering background. She has 15 years of working experience in all sectors of the Industrial Policy Action Pan. Lesego has implemented strategic energy management and water efficiency projects over the past 13 years. Her role included driving policy change within private companies to enable them to have sustainable development principles and practices. Lesego is a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a member of the International Water Association (IWA), a member of the Society for Ecological Restoration, a member of the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition Women in Energy Expert Platform and member of the Circular Economy Club. She has been a member of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) for the past 12 years. She is currently a board member of the South African Females in Energy Efficiency (SAFEE). Lesego is committed to improving processes to maintain efficiency and productivity for sustainable practices in the industry.  She has a strong passion for mentorship to develop and capacitate young professionals.

Celia García-Baños

Celia Garcia BanosProgramme Officer - Policy, Gender and Socioeconomics in IRENA’s Knowledge Policy and Finance Centre in Abu Dhabi

Celia is a chemical engineer from the Industrial Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid. She holds a masters in Water and Environmental Engineering from Masdar Institute. Within IRENA’s Policy Unit, she works on a diverse range of subjects, in topics related to policy assessment and socio-economic impacts of renewable energy, including jobs and gender. In this regard, Celia’s efforts focus on producing up-to-date and authoritative renewable energy data and on identifying best practice within the renewable energy sector to achieve an inclusive global energy transition. 

Jiska de Groot

Jiska de GrootEnergy and development geographer based at the University of Cape Town’s African Climate and Development Initiative

Jiska is an energy and development geographer based at the University of Cape Town’s African Climate and Development Initiative. She holds a PhD in Human Geography focused on renewable energy and stakeholder engagement, an MSc in International Development Studies and a MA in Cultural Anthropology. In her current position as Senior Researcher at the University of Cape Town, her work focuses on the human dimension of sustainable energy access, energy poverty, gender and capacity building. She has a strong interest in conducting research that is policy-and practice-relevant with a focus on achieving local development benefits, whilst assisting with local change processes. Jiska leads the research support programme of the FCDO-funded Transforming Energy Access Programme, and provides Gender and social inclusion support to a range of international energy and climate change programmes, including for the UN, InnovateUK and the Forest Stewardship Council.

Jo Havemann

Trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project ManagementHavemann

With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Jo Havemann is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management. Her work experience covers NGOs, a science startup and international institutions including the UN Environment Programme. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening global science communication in general – and with a regional focus on Africa – through Open Science.

Raphael Heffron

Professor in Energy Justice, the Social Contract and Sustainability at the Universite de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Pau, FranceRaphael Heffron

Professor Raphael Heffron is Professor in Energy Justice, the Social Contract and Sustainability at the Universite de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Pau, France. He is also Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy and Senior Counsel at Janson in Brussels (Belgium). Professor Heffron is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, and a graduate of both Oxford (MSc-Christ Church) and Cambridge (MPhil-Darwin & PhD-Trinity Hall). His work all has a principal focus on achieving a sustainable and just transition to a low-carbon economy, and combines a mix of law, policy and economics.

Rosemary Idem

Programme Manager, Women and Youth at the Forefront at Sustainable Energy for All,Idem

Rosemary Idem is the Programme Manager, Women and Youth at the Forefront at Sustainable Energy for All, where she is responsible for leading efforts on removing current barriers to women and youth participation in the clean energy workforce; and in identifying, supporting, and championing the next generation of women and youth energy leaders to close the energy access gap and ensure no one is left behind. Prior to her role at SEforALL, she worked in the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, where she supported the design and implementation of the Nigerian off-grid electrification programme and Nigeria Electrification Project- a $550m Facility to rapidly increase and develop solar mini grids and deploy solar home systems across the country. Her previous experience also includes working in the Presidential Task Force on Power as part of the team that designed and implemented the Nigerian Energy Sector Reform.

Abhishek Jain

Leads CEEW practices on energy access, rural livelihoods, and sustainable food systemsJain

Abhishek built and leads The Council’s practices on energy access, rural livelihoods, and sustainable food systems. He is directing 'Powering Livelihoods', a $3 million initiative to transform India's rural economy with clean energy solutions. He co-conceptualised and leads CEEW’s flagship research effort, Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity – Survey of States (ACCESS), the largest panel survey on multidimensional energy access in India. In over nine years of experience, Abhishek has focused on various issues including decentralised renewable energy, energy access, LPG for cooking, fossil fuel subsidies, power sector, rural livelihoods, and sustainable agriculture.

Laura Jalasjoki

Laura JalasjokiCountry Representative of GGGI in Burkina Faso

Laura Jalasjoki is the Country Representative of GGGI in Burkina Faso. In her position she provides strategic advice on green growth and climate policies to the government and national stakeholders. She coordinated the process to establish the country’s long-term low carbon development strategy in 2021-2022.  She has worked as lead analyst on green economy at the European Network for Rural Development, helping European national administrations implement climate neutral rural projects. Previously she has a long experience of capacity building of farmers’ organisations in developing countries at the AgriCord network and at the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Tog-Noma Patricia Emma KABORE/ BONTOGHO

Associate professor of Environment at the University of Fada N’ GourmaKabore

Tog-Noma Patricia Emma KABORE/ BONTOGHO obtained her PhD in Climate change and Water resources from the University of Abomey Calavy, Benin. She is currently an associate professor of Environment at the University of Fada N’ Gourma. She did her Master in Integrated Water Resource Management (2iE) and her Bachelor in Microbiology (University of Ouagadougou). Her primary research interests are in Modelling water allocation under human pressure and climate change. Her other research interests include climate smart agricultures practices and risks /opportunities of wetlands face to climate change, droughts and floods monitoring. She has ten publications in refereed journals.

Moeketsi Kali

Part-time lecture at the National University of Lesotho teaching Comparative politics and Modern political thoughtMoeketse Kali

Dr Kali is a part-time lecture at the National University of Lesotho teaching Comparative politics and Modern political thought.

Ann Kingiri

Ann KinigriPrincipal Research Fellow and the Director of Research and Innovation at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

Ann Kingiri is a principal Research Fellow and the Director of Research and Innovation at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), a research policy think tank. She is a development researcher with a focus on inclusive and sustainable development in Africa. Her research and policy analysis approach involves innovation systems and transformative thinking. She has published on various areas including governance of technologies, digital innovation, gender, renewable energy, climate change policy, and science technology and innovation among others.  She serves in a number of international & professional technical committees and is a non-executive director at Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC).

Nana Ama Browne Klutse

AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science Klutse

Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse is currently an AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science. The project she is embarking on is focused on understanding the climate dynamics of Africa, climate observations and projections for climate services. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Ghana. She was a senior research scientist at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission as well as the manager of the remote sensing and Climate Center at the Institute.  Prof. Browne Klutse holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research focuses generally on atmospheric physics and particularly on climate dynamics, modelling, climate impact assessments.

Vicky Ghafi Kondi Akara

Climate Scientist at AIMS-Rwanda & Energy Climate Environmental Management TAF Expert  &  Member of INWES Board of DirectorsKondi

A Researcher who uses her skills and knowledge in quantitative analysis, modelling and computing to address important questions in the area where few young Africans have the expertise, such as Energy, Climate-Change, Environmental-Management, Water and Society nexus. 

Enyonam Kpekpena

Manager EFOT projects at the Electricity Company of Ghana LimitedJain

Ing. Dr. Mrs. Enyonam Kpekpena, is an electrical engineer with over twenty years extensive experience in the fields of telecommunications, networking, Information Technology and Project Management. She has distinguished yourself as a practicing professional and academic. She is currently the manager in charge of IT Projects Delivery and the Programme Management Office Lead for the ECG Financial and Operational Turnaround (EFOT) projects at the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited. As a practicing professional, she has successfully led the planning and implementation of major ECG and donor- funded projects within the power distribution sector. Her hard work and selfless dedication to duty in her capacity as EFOT PMO Lead led to the establishment of standardized Project Management structures and the recognition of ECG as a center of excellence for its 2021 Award Winning Project Management Excellence Project of the Year (The Pokuase BSP Project) and Runner up for the 2022 Project Management Excellence PMO of the Year .

Deborah Logan

Publishing Director for Elsevier’s Energy & Earth journals’ programmeLogan

Deborah Logan is Publishing Director for Elsevier’s Energy & Earth journals’ programme, which is the largest global publishing programme in the energy and earth sciences, and which includes many flagship titles publishing world-class content. In recent years, Deborah has focused on introducing a strong inclusion and diversity commitment across the portfolio; building networks and partnerships with researchers in the Global South; and championing a focus on content and activities around the clean energy transition.  Deborah is based in Paris and has been working with Elsevier since 2006. Before then, she worked at Oxford University Press in UK; at a non-governmental agency in Kenya; with the Japanese Ministry of Education; and at Sony in Japan. Deborah’s passions lie in raising standards, championing excellence, and promoting greater diversity in science. 

Ingrid Lynch

Principal Investigator (PI) for the SGCI-2 Gender Equality and Inclusivity Project, Human Sciences Research Council, South AfricaLynch

Dr Ingrid Lynch is a Senior Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. She employs participatory, qualitative methodologies to examine two inter-related areas of interest: socio-cultural determinants of health and rights, and the interface between knowledge production and intersectional gender transformation. She holds extensive expertise in critical policy analysis and evidence synthesis. She was PI of a recently completed study funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) titled ‘Intersectional research, grant-making and human capital development: Considerations for public funding agencies in advancing equality, diversity and inclusion’. She is currently PI of a project funded by ICARS and IDRC titled ‘Strengthening gender equality and social inclusion in LMICs across the antimicrobial intervention and implementation research continuum’. She is the PI of the current SGCI-2 Gender and Equality and Inclusivity Project, aimed at strengthening the capacities of Science Granting Councils in sub-Saharan Africa to advance systemic change towards gender transformation in the science, technology, and innovation sector. She serves as Chairperson of the NRF South Africa Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the Research Enterprise Reference Group and is a research fellow in the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction programme at Rhodes University. 

Rasika Mahajan

PhD candidate at Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, Netherlands MahjanM

Rasika Mahajan is a PhD candidate at Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, Netherlands. She is a Marie Curie fellow and a part of the G-versity network- an interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training network for early stage researchers. Adopting a postcolonial feminist lens, she works on how gender diversity training can be made more intersectional.

Jackline Nekesa Makokha

Director Gender, working for the Kenyan Government in the State Department for Gender and Affirmative ActionMakokha

Jackline Nekesa Makokha is a Director Gender, working for the Kenyan Government in the State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action under the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and German language and a Master’s Degree in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Additionally, she has undertaken several short courses in Gender Policy Management; Leadership & Governance; Gender and Climate Change; and Project Monitoring and Evaluation; nationally and internationally. Ms. Makokha has worked with National and International organizations in Kenya, before joining the government, where she started at the National Gender and Equality Commission and now with the Ministry. She is the current UNFCCC National Gender and Climate Change Focal for Kenya.

Dr. Hanifa T. Massawe

Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law Mzumbe University, Head of Department Economic Law DeptMassawe

Dr. Hanifa T. Massawe (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law Mzumbe University, Head of Department Economic Law Dept. and also an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and subordinate courts thereto. Dr. Hanifa specializes in commercial laws adding to significant theoretical and practical legal experience in corporate laws. Her keen research  interest is geared towards exploring the relationship between relevant commercial laws and development with specific focus on developing countries.   

Nsama Mataka

Programme Officer Promotion - Programme Development & Implementation, National Science and Technology Council, ZambiaMataka

Nsama is the Programme Officer Promotion and SGCI G&I project change team member at the National Science and Technology Council. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Management and a Chartered Institute of Public Relations Post Graduate Diploma. Nsama serves as a member of the Knowledge Translation Technical Working Group of the National Health Research Authority. Nsama serves on the Gender Working Group of The Global Research Council. She also serves as a Steering Committee Member for the Innovation Equity Forum to map out global opportunities to advance women's health equity, hosted by the National Institute of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Hinah Mian


Master in Development Studies specializing in Cities, Mobilities, and Space with a secondary specialization in International Trade and Finance. Special interests include gender equity, women in political leadership, violence against women in war, and social activism.

Juliette Miatello


Master in International Affairs specializing in Environment, Resources and Sustainability with secondary specialization in Gender Studies, and intersections between gender and environment.

Normand Michaud

Director at EconolerMichaud

Normand Michaud is an expert in the field of green energy financing and energy efficiency. He also has extensive experience in implementing green projects and has developed an expertise in supporting the development of green financing products and energy service company (ESCO), both in industrialized and developing countries. He has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East for ventures led or financed by international institutions such as the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the French Development Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations. Normand is a Director at Econoler, a world-renowned consulting firm specialized in green energy and is currently based in Ghana to lead the implementation of the SUNREF green finance program.

Reihana Mohideen

Principal Advisor at the Nossal Institute and the Climate CATCH Lab, at The University of Melbourne, AustraliaReihana Mohideen

Dr Reihana Mohideen is an electrical engineer leading the work on the clean energy transition towards sustainable systems, integrating gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), as a Principal Advisor at the Nossal Institute and the Climate CATCH Lab, at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research analyses advanced technology trends in the low-carbon energy transition taking place in developing countries with specific applications to South Asia, as well as the opportunities to simultaneously leapfrog technology and social equity gaps. Her work increasingly straddles the issues relating to gender and technology standards. Reihana is the Chair of the IEEE Standards Association workstream on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, which seeks to propose technical standards to integrate GESI in system design, policy and planning.

Nthabiseng Mohlakoana

Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (Stellenbosch University) and a Senior Researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the NetherlandsNthabiseng Mohlakoana

Dr Nthabiseng Mohlakoana is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (Stellenbosch University) and a Senior Researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She has over 20 years of experience in Social Science energy research focusing on energy policy implementation, energy access, and gender mainstreaming in the energy sector. Her work experience in South Africa includes a focus on the social aspects of the energy transition which highlights issues such as energy access, energy poverty, jobs, skills development, gender as well as impact on communities and their livelihoods. Her research at TU Delft focuses on European Energy Communities and how community driven interventions can facilitate affordable and clean energy for all residents.

Aurelia Munene

Executive Director of Eider AfricaMunene

Aurelia Munene: Executive Director of Eider Africa an African women led organisation committed to work with researchers in Africa to design and deliver context relevant and transformative research mentorship programs and resources. My background is in International Development and I specialise in gender equality and social inclusion. I work with diverse organisations and state entities to conduct gender research, analysis and gender integration in climate, social protection, natural resources, finance, housing, energy and sexual reproductive health and rights. I hold a Master’s degree in Development specialised in Social Policy from the Erasmus University’s International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands.

Josephine Kaviti Musango

Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape TownMusango

Josephine Kaviti Musango is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. She holds a transdisciplinary doctoral in Public Management and Development and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, both from Stellenbosch University. Josephine has over eighteen years of experience using system dynamics in managing change and policy-related challenges in energy transition, green economy and urban African energy. Josephine serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Nature-Based Infrastructure Global Resource Centre. She also serves in the Energy Sector Gender Ministerial Advisory Council of South Africa.

Hildegalda Prosper Mushi

Manager, Social Sciences Section (SSSM) Directorate of Research Coordination & Development, at COSTECH and SGCI-2 Gender & Inclusivity Team Lead, TanzaniaMushi

Hildegalda manages based in the section of COSTECH that coordinates and promotes all research related to the social sciences at COSTECH. She is a Social Scientist (Sociology, Gender, Development, and Policy Analysis) by academic training, with 15 years of professional experience in systems analysis, implementation science, research and innovation coordination, evidence dissemination and broad stakeholder engagement. Hildegalda is deeply interested in nurturing a culture of knowledge translation, equity and equality policy and practice. She leads the SGCI-2 Gender Equality and Inclusivity team and serves as a technical link between COSTECH and the government on gender mainstreaming matters.

Olivia Muza

Research Fellow, African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD)Muza

Olivia Muza is a Zimbabwean green growth economist and consultant working on determinant intersectionality and multidimensionality drivers of energy transitions and transformations in the global south with a keen interest on sub Saharan Africa. She is a Research Fellow at the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD) where her research focused on Rwanda. She has practical programming work experience in food and nutrition security, livelihoods, education, markets for the poor, renewable energy, gender among others. She is a UN Women Empower Women Global Champion for Change (2016-2017), Co-Founder of STEAM Women and Director at Aivilo International Zimbabwe.

Dr Isayvani Naicker

Senior Advisor Science for Africa Foundation and Founder of EvisightsNaicker

Dr Isayvani Naicker is a Senior Advisor Science for Africa Foundation and Founder of Evisights - an active learning platform on transforming evidence into insights for actionable policy making. She has a wealth of knowledge on funding partnerships from current and previous roles as Chief Director International Resources Department of Science and Innovation Republic of South Africa and Director of Strategy and Partnerships African Academy of Science. She brokered the partnership between African Union and the European Commission and conceptualised together with the European Research Council, European Commission DG International Partnerships and the AUC a pilot initiative called the African Research Initiative on Scientific Excellence (ARISE) which was launched in 2022. She has a PhD in Geography (Science Policy) from the University of Cambridge.

Dorothy Ngila

Director Strategic Partnerships South Africa National Research Foundation (NRF)Ngila

Dr Dorothy Ngila advances her career at South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) as a director in the Strategic Partnerships division. Her core responsibility is to coordinate the NRF’s contribution to the multi-stakeholder and multi-agency capacity strengthening programme, the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa, which partners with 17 public science granting councils in East, West, and Southern Africa, and to advance the NRF’s engagement in knowledge networks. She is interested in institutional capacity strengthening in Africa (with a focus on science) and integrating gender and intersectionality (with a focus on women) in science. Dr Ngila serves on the Advisory Board of the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) and the Global Research Council (GRC) Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group. She is the immediate past chair of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) South African National Chapter. She served on the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) consensus study panel on inclusion and equity for national development in Uganda; and the Gendered Innovations Global Advisory Board to evaluate funding agencies for their policies on sex, gender, and intersectional/diversity analysis across seven continents.

Charles Gyamfi Ofori

Policy Lead on Climate Change and Energy Transition at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)Ofori

Charles is the Policy Lead on Climate Change and Energy Transition at the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP). His research interests include risk mitigation and investment decisions on utility-scale and small-scale renewable energy technologies in Africa, assessment of context-based energy transition options for Africa, climate financing and political economy analyses of energy transition in Africa. Beyond energy transition, he has worked on several projects in the extractive industry, including natural gas demand and supply dynamics in Ghana, local participation in the oil and gas sector, local labour absorption in Ghana's extractive industry, and gender-responsive budgeting in mining-affected communities.

Carlotta Osti


Master in International Affairs specializing in Environment, Resources and Sustainability with secondary specialization in Gender Studies, and intersections between gender and environment.

Nkechi S. Owoo

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ghana Owoo

Nkechi S. Owoo is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ghana. She is also a Research Associate with the Ghana node of the African Centre of Excellence on Inequality Research (ACEIR) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Environment for Development institute. She also functions as a Research Fellow at the Population Institute, Washington DC, USA; the University of Pretoria at Future Africa; is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bristol, UK, as well as the World Bank Development Economics Research Group in Washington DC. Finally, she represents the Africa region on the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) for the period 2022 – 2025. Her research focuses on spatial econometrics in addition to microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behaviour, environmental sustainability, health, poverty and inequality, gender issues and population and demographic economics. She received her Masters and PhD in Economics from Clark University, Massachusetts, in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

Saadia Bobtoya Owusu-Amofah

Regional Programme Coordinator for West Africa at International Water Management Institute (IWMI)Owusu

Saadia Bobtoya Owusu-Amofah has over 15 years’ work experience in the Environment and Natural Resources Management Sector, covering areas such as Climate Change and REDD+, Social and Environmental Safeguards, Gender, Forest Governance and Collaborative Resource Management, Landscape Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Nature-Based Enterprises and Value Chains, Livelihoods, etc.  Saadia is the immediate past Project Coordinator for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Ghana; a role which involved working with government and non-governmental partners to implement initiatives that have contributed to tackling existing policy, governance, and livelihood challenges in relation to management of natural resources.  Saadia has just recently joined the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as Regional Programme Coordinator for West Africa and is settling into her new role.

Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi

Executive Vice-President at the African Center for Economic Transformation Owusu

Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi is Executive Vice-President at the African Center for Economic Transformation. ACET is an African Think Tank focused on supporting countries to develop and implement sustainable growth strategies that benefits its citizens and improves their well-being.  Prior to joining ACET, Mavis was Director of Investments at Power of Nutrition where she helped to grow the portfolio from $40m to over $500m in Africa and Asia. Her other roles include Director of Programme Policy and Quality for Save the Children UK and twelve years as a private sector specialist at the UK’s Department of International Development. Her last role at DFID was as a Deputy Director and Head of Profession for Private Sector Development cadre. Mavis is a Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow with an MPhil from the University of Sussex.

Austin T. Phiri

Chief Agricultural Research Scientist in the Department of Agricultural Research Services of the Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi Phiri

Austin T. Phiri PhD, One Planet Fellowship Laureate Candidate, is Chief Agricultural Research Scientist in the Department of Agricultural Research Services of the Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi where he has served for 20 years (2003-2023). Austin is Principal Investigator (PI) of a project on Sustainable scaling of climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices in east west and southern Africa: The case of Kenya Nigeria and Malawi, funded by the African Economic Research Consortium (2021-2022); and  co-PI of a project on Building Capacity for Innovation and Advancement of Climate Smart Agriculture in East and Southern Africa funded by Norwegian Government (2022-2026).

Elizabeth Pollitzer

Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer Director, Portia Ltd, UK; founder, Gender Summit

Elizabeth Pollitzer, (PhD (InfSc), BSc (Bio/Phys)) is the founder and  director of Portia, which set up the Gender Summit in 2011 and has co-convened  each summit since then.  She is expert evaluator and adviser for the European  Commission, and is involved in several EU projects.  Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD is founder and Director of Portia, an organization devoted to improving gender equality in STEM and promoting the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM. She has 20 years’ experience teaching and researching in the Departments of Computing and Management at Imperial College, University of London. Her original training was in Biophysics. She now applies this scientific background to her work as director of Portia. Portia was the coordinator of the genSET project, the Gender Summits were established as part of the genSET project.

Monka Sandra Oulate

Director, Gender Development Center, ECOWASQlate

Monka Sandra Oulate is the Director of the Gender Development Center a ECOWAS. In the position she is leading the development an implementation of the gender policies in the ECOWAS region. As part of its key activities, the Center is involved in development of a Regional Polic! and Advocacy on gender policies; mobilizing women and empowering then to be active participants in the regional integration process; mainstreaming gender in ECOWAS institutions land working with Member States tr implement the Gender Policy and Strategic Plan

Tirelo Ramasedi

Botswana SGCI Gender Equality and Inclusivity Team, Department of Research and Knowledge Business, Ministry of Communications, Knowledge, and Technology, Republic of BotswanaRamasedi

A problem solver and change management expert with a passion for ICT4D, innovation as well as the socio-economic development of Botswana and Africa; Tirelo Ramasedi currently serves as the Enterprise and Supplier Development Coordinator within Morupule Coal Mine, the largest coal operation in Botswana. Ramasedi’s role is to ensure the democratisation and inclusivity of MCM’s supply-chain. With more than 10 years of industry experience; Tirelo has had the privilege of working with some of the most innovative & youthful minds in Botswana, Africa and Globally. A social innovator part of the Botswana Gender Equality & Inclusivity Team, Ramasedi founded the Mmabontle Circle, an initiative to close the gender and leadership gap in the Technology sector in Botswana. Through various roles in academia, private & public sectors, Ramasedi has contributed significantly to the establishment and successful implementation of key national and regional entrepreneurship development programmes in the technological innovation space, indigenous knowledge systems and the biosciences to name a few. Some notable organisations that she has worked with through various initiatives include Government of Botswana, NEPAD SanBio, Google, Microsoft and DeBeers.

Helene Schiffbänker

Senior researcher at Joanneum Research, AustriaSchiffbanker

Helene is senior researcher at Joanneum Research, Austria and works on gender in research since over 20 years. She has been involved in the design of national funding programs to increase the number of female researchers in the business enterprise sector. Helene works in various European research projects that foster equality in research. Her research focus in on gender and innovation, currently she does research on gender bias in research assessment, in particular on the assessment of Gendered Innovation / Gender in Research Content and Innovation (project GRANteD). Another part of her work is on capacity building in research funding organisations (project GENDERACTIONplus) and on studying impacts of gendered innovation policies (project INSPIRE).

Steven Sebbale

Gender Lead, Uganda National Council for Science and TechnologySebbale

Mr. Steven Sebbale is an Economist by training with a specific interest in Policy development and analysis. Currently, Steven serves as the Ag. Assistant Executive Secretary, Gender Lead and Head of the Policy Division at UNCST. Prior to joining UNCST, Steven worked as a Development Analyst and Consultant with UNWOMEN and with UNDP on Gender financing and Gender budgeting. Steven led the development of Gender Local Economic Assessment Tool (GLEAT) and the Guidance Note for conducting gender local assessments in communities. Under the Strengthening Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF), Steven supported the UNDP on climate budgeting and gender financing.  More recently, Steven has been lead on the Gender mainstreaming efforts at UNCST, including the roll out of the Gender Equity in Research Alliance (GERA) in Uganda. The Alliance has regional presence and is working with researchers in over twenty universities. Steven is passionate about STI and has conducted empirical research and policy analysis in various aspects of Uganda’s STI system ranging from gender roles in STI, technology achievement, STI for Local Economic Development, STI and Sustainable livelihoods, business process development, vulnerability assessment analysis, technology transfer in nascent systems, market analysis, community hazard mapping, early warning systems, monitoring and evaluation and program impact assessment. As an economist, has consulted with UNDP, UNCDF, EU, IDB and the World Bank in Nigeria, Jordan, Rwanda, Guinea-Bissau, Swaziland, Philippines and Jamaica among others.

Bindu Shrestha

Bindu ShresthaVice-Principal/Associate Professor, Cosmos College of Management and Technology

Bindu Shrestha is an Architect, Urban Planner, and Sociologist. She did Bachelor in Architecture from IOE, Pulchowk Campus in 2001, M.Sc. Urban Planning from the University of Hong Kong, 2005-2007, Master in sociology from T.U. in 2016, and PhD from IOE, NTNU fellowship. She started her teaching career since 2001 and served as Head of Department, Vice-principal, and associate professor. She was an executive director of Blue Coffee Pvt. Ltd, involved in social awareness programs through constructive events, publishing a monthly magazine of architecture, planning, and environmental issues. Besides, she worked as a planning consultant for the government of Nepal, mainly in policy development. She served as treasurer of the Nepal Engineers’ Association (2013-2016) volunteer work for the engineering profession. She was Hubert Humphrey Fellow at MIT (2017—2018), focusing on urban development, energy planning, and urban management policies. Since 2017, she has been engaged in research activities as researcher and reviewer in various national and international journals including MIT, USA; NTNU, Norway; IIT, Delhi. Currently, she has been involved in the Cosmos College of Management and Technology as Vice-Principal and Associate Professor.

Dorcas Stella Shumba

African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape TownShumba

Dr Dorcas Stella Shumba is a climate adaptation specialist with over 7 years’ experience integrating gender perspectives into agricultural, energy, and climate change research projects as well as development initiatives. Her research interests overall include, equitable climate resilience, climate adaptation financing and sustainable agriculture and food systems resilience, focusing on rural men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, Dr Shumba serves as a Carnegie DEAL Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her primary research focus in this role is evaluating the effectiveness of weather index insurance as a climate adaptation strategy for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, Dr Shumba delves into the gender aspects of the Just Energy Transition within coal-producing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, examining the shift toward low-carbon economies. Dr Shumba is also a Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at the Women's University in Africa, Zimbabwe. In this capacity, she imparts her expertise on various subjects, including Gender and Social Change, as well as Gender in Agriculture. Dr Shumba earned her PhD in Development Studies from Massey University in New Zealand.

Kadija Simboro Kiba

Senior Energy Advisor at Practical ActionSimboro Kiba

Kadija SIMBORO KIBA is passionate about issues related to energy access and women's empowerment.  She is an energy expert with over 8 years of experience in the renewable energy sector in West Africa. She is particularly interested in energy policy, energy planning, monitoring systems and project evaluation in the on and off-grid energy market. She works on several initiatives and programmes for access to productive use of energy as a lever for empowerment of vulnerable people and women’s empowerment.  Kadija currently works at Practical Action as Senior Energy Advisor for the West Africa regional office. Practical Action provides independent and professional technical assistance and advisory with extensive experience in development consulting across sub-Saharan Africa in the areas of energy, climate change, the energy-sustainable agriculture nexus, and disaster risk reduction.

Robert Bright Mawuko Sogbadji

Deputy Director, Power (Nuclear and Renewable Energy) and also the Coordinator, Ghana Nuclear Power ProgrammeSogbadji

Dr. Robert Bright Mawuko Sogbadji was born on 6th January, 1981. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in Physics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2005 and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Ghana in 2008. He currently holds a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Nuclear Physics from the Université de Paris-Sud XI awarded him in 2012. Dr. Sogbadji is a proficient author as well, with over 30 quality peer reviewed research publications in various scientific journals and conference papers. He currently holds the position as the Deputy Director, Power (Nuclear and Renewable Energy) and also the Coordinator, Ghana Nuclear Power Programme. He serves on the Board of Nuclear Power Ghana Ltd and a member of the National Energy Transition Committee.

Patrick Stephenson

Independent economic and development research consultantStephenson

Patrick Stephenson is an independent economic and development research consultant, with an interest in the systemic implications of the utilization of public resources for public policy making. He focuses on public financial management and macro-fiscal issues (revenue, taxation, public debt and associated fiscal risks), political economy and political risk, developments in the extractives sector, and general services provision in the social services sector – healthcare, education, and enterprise development. He has a decade's experience in policy research and advocacy, working with some of the influential economic policy think tanks, civil society organizations, and institutions in the financial sector. He has consulted on projects for INGOs and multilateral actors including the The World Bank, International Budget Partnership, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Natural Resources Governance Institute, and other local NGOs in West and Southern Africa. He leverages his experience in advocacy and media - as a broadcast and investigative financial journalist, to actively engage policy makers in the policy reform processes in Ghana. He currently consults for OnThinkTanks, focusing on Multilateral Development Finance, SDRs and Public Debt Dynamics in Africa. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow (2019), and an Atlas Network Fellow – Young Voices on Trade Liberalization in Africa (2019).

Erick Tambo

Academic Officer, Head of Pan African Cooperation and Educational Technologies (PACET) program at United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE).Tambo

Erick Tambo is an Academic Officer, Head of Pan African Cooperation and Educational Technologies (PACET) program at United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE). From 2017 until 2021, he was seconded as Research Coordinator from the United Nations University to the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (incl. Climate Change – PAUWES) of the African Union in Tlemcen, Algeria.  Erick has a Doctorate Degree in Computer sciences from the FernUniversität in Hagen (Open Distance University) were he led a research group on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) prior to joining United Nations University (UNU) in 2012. He has broad expertise on educational technologies and computer supported teaching/learning systems for developing countries, research management in international context, Entrepreneurial Education particlualry the linkage/integration of ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship (tech innovation space/hub) into universities, digitalization, green and frugal Innovation in Africa, Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship in Africa, Research management.

Julia Taylor

Julia TaylorResearcher on Climate and Inequality at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at Wits University

Julia Taylor is a Researcher on Climate and Inequality at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at Wits University. Previously, she was Researcher and Climate Policy Lead at the Institute for Economic Justice where she worked with labour unions (COSATU) on a vision for a Just Transition. Julia has previously worked on research on unemployment, sustainability consulting, and eco-education. She holds a BCom from the University of Cape Town, a PGD in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University, a MSc in Environment and Development from Edinburgh University, and a MCom in Applied Development Economics at Wits University. Her research interests include inequality, unemployment, feminist economics, and climate justice.

Barbara Atogho Tiedeu

Barbara Atogho TieduAssociate Professor of Biochemistry

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Barbara ATOGHO TIEDEU holds a “Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle” (1997) and “Doctorat d’Etat” (2006) from the University of Yaounde I (UYI), Cameroon; with postgraduate internships at Imperial College, London, UK (1994-1995) and “Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL),” Nancy, France (2003).  Lecturing at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, she is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine and Metabolism at the Biotechnology Center of UYI. She works on the Molecular Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases: Association with genetic polymorphism, infectious diseases and epigenetics. Her accomplishments include: 16 Masters supervisions, 5 PhDs supervisions, more students in training, involvement in national and international projects and collaborations (e.g. WHO, IAEA, AMANET, EU), 2 book chapters and 48 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals (The Lancet, BMC, PubMed citations, JCAS, etc).

Alexandra Wenzel


Master in International Affairs specialising in Environment, Resources and Sustainability with secondary specialization in International Trade and Finance