Distinguished speakers for Africa Clean Energy Summit, April 22-24

SRSG Dr Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General & CEO, Sustainable Energy for All and Chair UN Energy is the Special Guest and Keynote Speaker for The Africa Clean Energy Summit; ACES 2014;

Dr. Victor Fodeke, Chairman; Always Green Power & Systems Limited and Technical Advisor; African Union Commission; has been appointed as the Director General of The Africa Clean Energy Summit.A 1988/89 Fulbright Exchange Fellow (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow) is the Founder and Member of Board of Trustees of AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK a.k.a. EANet Africa.

Prof. A.S. Sambo, OON, NPOM, FNSE, (Special Adviser to the President on Energy & Former DG, Energy Commission of Nigeria) is a distinguished speaker for ACES 2014.In 2007 Prof Sambo was elected the Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee of the World Energy Council.He was also elected the Vice-Chair for Africa of WEC in 2007. In July 2011, Prof Sambo was named Special Adviser on Energy to the President of Nigeria.

ENGR. (MRS) JOANNA. O. MADUKA, MFRShe founded Friends of the Environment (FOTE) in 1993 with objectives in the areas of renewable energy, waste management and empowerment of women. FOTE is the Nigerian focal point of ENERGIA, an international network of women in sustainable energy based in the Netherlands. FOTE has carried out different activities and research relating to mainstreaming gender in energy issues from 1993 to date.


Dr. Sam Amadi, Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria Dr. Sam Amadi was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on the 22nd of December, 2010 as Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) alongside six other commissioners.

Dr Anthony Nyong (Head, Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Unit, African Development Bank). Dr Anthony Okon Nyong holds a PhD from McMaster University, Canada. He is currently Principal Climate Change Expert at the African Development Bank.

Hon. Mohammed Wakil, OON, FNIM

Honourable Minister of State for Power

Femi Oye, a Renewable Energy Senator, recipient of World Youth Leader’s Award, UNDP/BOI Renewable Energy facility Award winner, African Social Enterprise Award, Conference speaker, IT visionary, Business and Social Entrepreneur. For over 15 years, Femi has committed his strengths and resources toward evolving visionary entrepreneurs ending poverty in Africa through the creation of job opportunities, increasing productivity and providing mentorship.Femi is the Co-Founder/CEO of SMEFUNDS, an International NGO fighting to end poverty through the promotion of sustainable enterprise development in Africa. The platform, SMEFUNDS accelerates the flow of finance to SMEs in Africa using social investments and ethical financial intermediation solutions.

UN Resident Coordinator UNDP Resident Representative, Daouda Toure

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