EEP Africa Rising Energy Leaders Award Recipients 2020

EEP Africa is pleased to announce our Rising Energy Leaders for 2020!

 

The Rising Energy Leader award was created to shine a spotlight on young professionals who are leading the clean energy transition in Africa. Nominees were asked to demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing clean energy solutions, demonstrated professional growth or achievement in the sector, and ambitious goals for the future.

This year’s award recipients participated in a roundtable discussion of trends and opportunities in the sector during the EEP Africa Knowledge Week on 19 November. Listen to that webinar recording here and click the links below to read individual profiles about each awardee.

2020 Rising Energy Leaders:

Priscilla Sani-Chimwele, Founder & CEO, Wala

Priscilla Sani-Chimwele, Founder & CEO, Wala

Finding Your Life Mission Closer to Home

Elana Laichena, Founder & CEO, Acacia Innovations

Elana Laichena, Founder & CEO, Acacia Innovations

Brining Clean Cooking to the Missing Middle of the Market

Cleophas Ahishakiye, Operations Manager, MeshPower

Cleophas Ahishakiye, Operations Manager, MeshPower

From Local Volunteer to National Operations Manager

Maya Khonje-Stewart, Co-Founder & COO, Yellow

Maya Khonje-Stewart, Co-Founder & COO, Yellow

Building an Inclusive Approach to Energy Access

Esther Altorfer, Managing Director for East Africa, Sistema.bio

Esther Altorfer, Managing Director for East Africa, Sistema.bio

Fighting Injustice by Reducing Climate Change