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Agenda 2024


Breakfast Roundtable Hosted by YES! (Youth Energy Summit): Scaling Up Job Creation and Employment on the Continent

06 Mar 2024

State Ballroom

A breakfast meeting between YES! youth members and the world’s biggest initiative providers to discuss and implement a collaborative strategy to scale up youth employment on the continent.

  • Participants will be invited to help outline a clear roadmap to achieve the large scale and conspicuous impact needed on the continent to help empower the next generation of energy professionals for success.
  • To electrify a continent of one billion people, we need to engage 10% in the conversation. YES! is a fast-growing-populations network bringing energy access opportunities under one roof by enabling learning and development providers, and public and private corporations to recruit and grow their organisations at pace and scale.
  • YES! aims to be a network of 100 million people by 2035, creating a community for job creation, grass roots participation and knowledge sharing for the energy sector so vastly untapped human resources across Africa can flourish.


Scene Setting Presentation:
Simon Gosling
, MD, EnergyNet & Founder, YES!


Youth Perspective on Energy:
Charlene Ruto,
Youth Champion & Climate Action Champion, Kenya


Foundations, Philanthropy & Initiative Providers:
Lisa Witte, Acting Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa
Jay Ireland, Executive Chairman, Milele Energy & Board Member, Mastercard Foundation
Dan Kammen, Professor of Energy, University of California, Berkeley
Andrew Herscowitz, Executive Director, ODI Global
Aline Varre, Director of Strategy & Business Development, The Foundation for Partnership
Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND Foundation)
Abdul Malik, Global Lead, Work & Enterprise, Aga Khan Foundation



Chairperson: Mohamed Badissy, Professor & PPA Watch Co-Director - Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Dickinson School of Law & Senior Advisor for Energy & Finance, Commercial Law Development Program, U.S. Department of Commerce
H.E. Chido Cleopatra Mpemba, , AU Chairperson's Special Envoy on Youth - African Union
Daniel Aryee, Policy and Programs Specialist - Office of the African Union Youth Envoy, African Union Commission
Amal Nasr Hussien Mohamed, HV/MV Substation Electrical Engineer - Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), Egypt
David Kodua, Graduate Assistant - National Development Planning Commission, Ghana
Noella Molefe, Senior Specialist, Climate Change & Air Quality - Exxaro Resources, South Africa
Daniel Tate, Rhodes Scholar & DPhil (PhD) Candidate - International Relations, University of Oxford
Soufiane Hachad, Head of Energy Demand Studies Unit, Directorate of Strategy & Planning - Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE), Morocco
Malik Bargach, Specialist, Cooperation & International Development - Masen (Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy), Morocco
Peper Granskog, Youth Energy Ambassador/YOUNGO
David Arinze, Program Officer, Off Grid Energy - Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI)
Aminata Diop Samb, Director General - FODEM (Fonds de Développement et de Solidarité Municipal), Senegal
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