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Post-COP27 reflections with Olasimbo Sojinrin, COO at Solar Sister.
In this last podcast for 2022, we reflect on the COP27 outcomes with Solar Sister Chief Operating Officer Olasimbo Sojinrin. Simbo said she went to Egypt with enthusiasm that the climate conference would be Africa-focused as it was dubbed Africa’s COP. While she commended the work to organize the event, she said important work happened in silos and did not go in the direction she hoped.
Simbo also reflects on the responsibility developing nations have to address energy poverty and save vulnerable communities from climate disasters plaguing parts of the world. The consolation prize that Simbo said was worth noting and celebrating was the reached agreement on a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters. She said activists fought for this breakthrough for over 30 years.
“Though no numbers or targets or set we take as a win,” she said.
She said Solar Sister went to the conference with a keen interest to see how gender equity, climate justice, and energy access are tackled. Listen to the podcast to hear Simbo thinks these were handled.
In Conversation with Florence Nsubuga, Chief Operating Office at Uganda’s Power Utility, Umeme
In this podcast interview, Florence Nsubuga, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Umeme Limited talks about Utilities 2.0 project. Led by Power for All, it unites centralized utilities and the decentralized renewable energy sector to end energy poverty faster.
Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe: Interview with Alessio Terzi
In this episode, Power for All’s Director of Research, Carolina Pan, speaks to Alessio Terzi who is an Economist at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. Alessio is also the author of a book titled, Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe.
Alessio tells Carolina that his book was inspired by the fact that we are living at a time where climate change is becoming more and more prominent and addressing it is becoming more of a priority. He added that the tipping point that called for the book was the global pandemic that rocked the world in 2020.
Interview with Jennifer Anya, a Young Female Renewable Energy Advocate and Activist
In this podcast series commemorating International Youth Day, Jennifer Anya, a renewable energy operations manager at Husk Power Systems, speaks to Power for All’s Aashna Aggarwal on her journey and experiences as a young woman in the sector and the role of youth in championing the clean energy transition.
Commemorating International Youth Day with Climate Activist John Paul Jose
Young people form a large part of the global population and that’s why it makes sense for them to be part of the climate change solutions, said John Paul Jose, a young climate change and social activist. He joined Power for All’s Matuba Mahlatjie for a special edition of Power for All’s podcast to commemorate International Youth Day.
AMDA Benchmarking Report: Interview with Jessica Stephen
In this Power for All podcast, Jessica Stephens, the CEO of Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), in conversation with Power for All CEO Kristina Skierka, reflects on the recently released ‘Benchmarking Africa’s Minigrids report.’ This is a flagship report of AMDA, an industry association created by mini-grid developers to boost the health of the sector and deliver on global renewable energy access objectives.