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Solomon Nwabueze Agbo

Dr., Project leader H2 Atlas Africa

Christian Holter

Senior expert SOLID Solar energy systems GmbH

Anton-Louis Olivier

Senior Advisor, REH Group, South Africa

Oxana Lopatina

Senior Programme Officer International Center on Small Hydro Power

Martijn Veen

Global Head of Energy - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Vincent Sseremba

Country Director, Tulima Solar

Marisa Marco-Arboli

Head of Knowledge Management and Training Division at CIEMAT

Prof Lars J. Nilsson

Professor, Department of Technology and Society, Lund University

Ms. Magdalena Kouneva

Director General, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

Neha Dhingra

India Program manager, CLASP

Mr. Jari Aaltonen

Manager of the Barbados CleanTech Cluster BARBADOS CLEANTECH CLUSTER - BLOOM

H. E. Mr. Omar Paganini

Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay

Mr. Dirk Fransaer

Managing Director | VITO

Ms. Shilpa Patel

Director, Mission Investing, ClimateWorks Foundation, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP)

Ms. Amani Abou - Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION

Mr. Jeffrey Prins

Head of Portfolio Renewable Energy, IKEA Foundation

Ms. Kristina Skierka

CEO, Power for All

H. E. Ms. Yasmine Fouad

Minister of Environment, Egypt

Gregor Brömling

Advisor Energising Development (EnDev) | GIZ GmbH

Martina Otto

Chief a.i., Energy and Climate Branch (UNEP) and Head of the GlobalABC Secretariat

S.P. Garnaik

Business Unit Head (Lighting), Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), India

Javier de Rocafor

Chairman of the Board, Quimera Energy Efficiency

Dr. Mathilde Brix Pedersen

Researcher - UNEP DTU Partnership

Loy Florence Kyozaire


Muthoni Nduhiu

Climate Change and Green Growth Specialist - AfDB

Ms. Olasimbo Sojinrin

Solar Sisters

Ms. Wendy Da Cruz

Energy Management Expert

Ms. Elisabeth Van Holthe Tot Echten

Intern UNIDO

Ms. Juliette Leboda


Ms. Shuvajit Payne


Monica Wambui


Ms. Monica Maduekwe

PUTTRU Technologies Limited

Emanuele Bianco

Programme Officer, IRENA

Ute Collier

Head, Policy (Renewable Markets), IRENA

Elvira Lopez Prados

Head of the CEO Office-Energy, Acciona

Felipe A. Verástegui Grünewald

Green Hydrogen Specialist at the New Energy Carriers Unit

Christine Lins

Executive Director, Global Women’s Network forthe Energy Transition

Rabia Ferroukhi

Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Division of IRENA

Alois Mhlanga

Chief Climate Technology & Innovation Division, Department of Energy, UNIDO

Victor Ndiege Odhiambo

Chief Executive Officer for Kenya Climate Ventures

Jason Garth Spensley

Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environment Facility

Tom Mitchell

Chief Strategy Officer, Climate Kic

Ms. Angela Wilkinson


Mr. Haoliang Xu

UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator

Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi

CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, (SEForALL

Dan Dorner


Mr. Anthony Hobley

Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Platform & Executive Fellow, World Economic Forum

Ms. Lisa Jacobson

President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Mr. Alfonso Blanco-Bonilla

Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE)

Mr. Samir Ibrahim

CEO, Sunculture

Mr. Leonard Mizzi

DG INTPA Deputy Director General Directoraes D, E, F

Mr. Ajay Mathur

DG, International Solar Alliance

H. E. Mr. Tuan Ibrahim bin Tuan Man

Minister of Environment and Water, MALAYSIA

Mr. Raja Gayam

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gayam Motor Works (P) Ltd

Mr. Alberto Piglia

Head of e-Mobility Enel X

Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal

Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador

Mr. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez


Ms. Rebecca Bregant

CMO @ PineBerry

H.E. Mr. Antonio Almonte

Minister of Energy and Mines

Ms. Sarah Kelly

CONFERENCE HOST and International Broadcaster

H.E. Ms. Hala Adel Zawati

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

Gerswynn Mckuur

Global Coordinator –GCIP, UNIDO

Anthony DeOrsey

Consulting Manager –Cleantech Group

Mr. Joshua Miguel Lopez

Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Global Youth Energy Outlook

Mr. Stephan Sicars

Managing Director, UNIDO

Ms. Passy Amayo

Regional Focal Point (East and Southern Africa), UNMGCY

Jürgen Schneider

Director General of the Directorate-General VI - Climate Action and Energy

Mr. Bilal Hassan Khan

Technical Back office Engineer, Visit to a Wind Turbine - Nordex/ Acciona Turkey

Mr. Thomas Kreitmayer

Expert in energy efficiency and energy technologies, City of Vienna

Silvia Guevara Quintero


Ms. Kseniia Arshinina

Data Science engineer, Arloid

Prudence Lihabi

Energy Projects' Assistant/ Clean Cooking Thematic Focal Point

Ms. Norah Magero

Co-Founder and Chief Executive | Team Lead - Productive Use of Energy, Drop Access

Mr. James Mulatya

Co-founder, Drop Access

Mr. Supalerk Kanasook

National Expert, UNIDO

Ms. Janina Herzog-Hawelka

Energy Department, UNIDO

Mr. Aji Said Muhammad Iqbal Fajri

Masters Student - Sciences Po

Mr. Lorenzo Harewood

CEO, Aggregate Investments

Ms. Sheila Oparaocha

ENERGIA International Coordinator and Programme Manager

Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi

Secretary General UCLG ASPAC

Prof. Eli Jidere Bala

Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)

Emilian Nyanda

Senior Officer, Renewable Energy Unit, Ministry of Energy, Tanzania

Harry Stokes

Executive Director, Project Gaia

Dina Bacovsky

Unit Head Biofuels, Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST)

Athikom Bangviwat

Researcher, JGSEE, KMUTT

H.E. Vince Henderson

Dominica’s Ambassador to the USA and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States

Dan Grech

Founder and CEO, Global OTEC Resources Ltd

Francisco Boshell

Market Analyst, IRENA

Mr. Koen Peters

Executive Director, GOGLA

Mr. William Ury


Mr. Kevin Kanina Kariuki

Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Mr. Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General - Interantional Energy Forum

H.E. Mr. Alexander Schallenberg

Federal Minister of European & International Affairs

Mr. Harish Hande


Hannah Kabir

Founder/CEO CreedsEnergy Ltd

Winnie Odhiambo

Africa Regional Representative, DWM

Edo Schets

Manager, Climate Hub/ Bank of England

Jérôme Hilaire

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Irene Monasterolo

Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance / WU Wien

Ms. Lorena Skiljan

Managing Partner, Nobilegroup GmbH

Mr. Mark Hill

CEO of the Barbados Investment and Development Cooperation (BIDC)

Christopher Dent

Professor, Edge Hill University

Cyril Widdershoven

Dr., Founder/owner/Geopolitical-Risk-Economics and Oil Gas partner VEROCY

Cherri-Ann Farquharson

Knowledge Management & Capacity Development Expert, CCREEE

Karina Medved Bregar

Senior Energy Policy Advisor, HSE d.o.o., Vice Chair WEC Slovenia

H. E. Mr. Liván Arronte Cruz

Minister of Energy and Mining CUBA

Tabea Hoefig

Digital Economy at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Gabriela Prata Dias

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

Fatima Azzahra Bendahmane

Founder & CEO, Ecoactiva

Atchara Poommee

Managing Director, PAC Corporation

Mr. LI Yong

Director General, UNIDO

Mette Møglestue

Senior Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Alberta Pelino

Y20 - G20 engagment group

Axell Sutton

Young Energy Leader Student Energy

Jeffrey Sachs

Economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, UN advisor

Shonali Pachauri

Research Group Leader Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS

Esther Ehindero

Co-founder & COO Trekk Scooters

Ms. Kerri-Ann Bovell

Founder, Ecomyco

Praise Sakanwi

Co-founder & CTO Trekk Scooters

H. E. Mr. Imad Y. Hoballah

Minister of Industry at Lebanese Government

Ms. Grace Fenton

Director Business Development, Nithio

Ms. Akilah Phillips

Consultant, Barbados CleanTech Cluster - BLOOM

Agostino Inguscio

Senior Advisor on Climate to the G20 Presidency,

Ekaterina Grushko

Y20 Russian Delegate - Sustainability, Climate and Energy Track

Nicola Blasetti

Y20 Italian Delegate - Sustainability, Climate and Energy Track

Hannah Pamela Veronica Hopper

Y20 South African Delegate – Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy Track

Ms. Oda Korneliussen

Coordinator of the CLOCC programme, Avfall Norge

H. E. Miriam Dalli

Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, MALTA

Mr. Solomone Fifita

Manager, PCREEE

H.E. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

Director of the Economy Division, UN Environment Programme

Mika Ohbayashi

Director, Renewable Energy Institute

H.E. Mr. Gerd Müller

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Mr. Qu Dongyu


H.E. Mr. Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, BANGLADESH

H.E Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain

Ambassador of the Maldives to the United States

H.E. Ms. Miriam Dalli

Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed


Philipp Steininger

Activist - focus on domestic climate policies and political dialog, Friday for Future Austria

H.E Mr. Arifin Tasrif

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Thomas Siebenbrunner

Head of Sales & Marketing, Swimsol

Ms. Rana Ghoneim

Chief, Energy systems and Infrastructure Division at UNIDO

Mr. Isaac Kiva

Government of Kenya

Mr. Michael Wancata


Mr. Paddy Padmanathan


Patrick Cnubben

Drs. Ing., Expert LNG and Hydrogen New Energy Coalition

Mr. Michael Villa

Executive Director, SMARTEN

Nilza Abdula

Mozambique Women of Energy

Mr. Filip Koprčina

Founder & CEO, ENERGY SHIFT (Youth Representative)

Werner Weiss

Senior researcher AEE INTEC

Ms. Maruxa Cardama

Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLOCAT)

Mr. Thomas Nkongoli

Electromechanical Engineer at Rusumo Hydro Power Project

Ms. Victoria Alexeeva

Energy Economist, International Atomic Energy Agency

Maira Kusch

Senior Manager at World Energy Council – Germany

Ms. Esther Wanza


Qi Shuguang

ITU-T Study Group 5 Acting Chairman, International Communication Union

Matthew Kennedy

Director, Carbon and Climate

Dr. Rangan Banerjee

Professor Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Alastair Marke

Director-General, Blockchain & Climate Institute

Bas van Ruijven

Research Group Leader for Sustainable Service Systems (S3) / IIASA

Sarah Alexander

Senior Advisor, SELCO Foundation

Ms. Ashwini Kishor Vernekar


Scott Kennedy, PhD

Co-Executive Director, Energy Action Partners

Su-il Kang

Chief Supervisor, International Environmental Research Institute, GIST

Dr. Dorottya Kriechbaumer

Scientist – German Aerospace Center/ Instiute of Future Fuels

Mao Hak

Director, Department of Science and Technology of the NCSD

Dr. Debashish Bhattacharjee

Vice President Technology & New Materials Business / Tata Steel Limited

Marcel Huber


Vida Rozite

Programme Manager, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Paolo Gemma

Chairman, International Communication Union

Joanis Holzigel


Xiao Wang

Programme Officer, UNEP DTU Partnership

Claudio Bianco

Environmental Efficiency R&D Engineer, TIM (Telecom Italia)

Nahid Hussein

Deputy Resident Representative -UNDP Yemen

Radhika Thakkar

VP Corporate Affairs, Greenlight Planet

Aukje de Jager

Project manager Energising Development (EnDev) Mali | GIZ GmbH

Denis Karema

CEO, SokoFresh

Mr. Gary Jackson

Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - CCREEEE

H.E. Esther Monterrubio Villar

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Spain to UNOV and International Organisations in Vienna

Mr. Marco Matteini


Ms. Rind Alhage


Al Binger

Secretary General of SIDS DOCK

Ms. Faith Chege

Portfolio Coordinator, EEP AFRICA

Ms. Sylwia Łyskawka

Youth Climate Council

Arun Kumar

Professor Hydro and Renewable Energy Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Michael Scholand


Paola Valencia Marticorena

Executive Secretary of Sustainable Construction, Ministry of Housing and Urbanism (Chile)

Ms. Esther Kahuko

Private Equity Support

Mr. Samir Rachidi

Director / IRESEN

Ms. Duygu Aladag Baldauf


Christiana Hageneder

Head of Programme, Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)/GIZ

Mr. Aleadin Mohamed

Project Associate, UNIDO

Dr. Nikolaus Schall

CEO Methodfinder

Saša Podlogar Žnidaršič

Head of Energy Policy and EU Affairs

Philippe Joubert

Senior Advisor to the World Energy Council

Russell Bishop

Principal Economist

Nienke Homan

Regional Minister for Groningen

Samuel Bwalya

Managing Director, Development Bank of Zambia

Andrea Colnes

Director of Global Green Bank Development, Coalition for Green Capital

Frannie Léautier

Senior Partner at SouthBridge Group, CEO of SouthBridge Investments

Olympus Manthata

Head of Climate & Environmental Finance, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Ms. Petra Schwager

UNIDO/Chief of the Energy Technologies and Industrial Application Division

Ruud Kempener

Policy officer, renewables, energy system integration, European commission

Janice Goodenough


LIU Heng

Senior Technical Advisor at the UNIDO

Ms. Amy Rea

Executive Coordinator, Arloid

Ulrike Lehr

Head of Policy (Socioeconomics), International Renewable Energy Agency

Marcin Ścigan

Director – Department of Renewables, Ministry of Climate, Poland

Mr. Henri Hyso

National Project Manager, UNIDO

Tobias Viere

Professor, Pforzheim University

Martin Lugmayr

Coordinator of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres

Hector Pollitt

Director, Cambridge Econometrics, UK

Paola Brunetto

Head of Hydrogen Unit, Enel Green Power

Jolanda van Ginkel

Programme Manager Renewable Energy

Samson Tolessa

Deputy Director at GIZ Ethiopia Energy Program, Manager of Energising Development (EnDev) Ethiopia

Marcos Lafoz

Head of the Unit of Electric Power Systems at CIEMAT

Axum Tefera

Associate Director, ClimateWorks Foundation

Bettina Schreck

Industrial Development Officer, Montreal Protocol Division, UNIDO

Sabin Basnyat

Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

Brian Dean

Head of Energy Efficiency and Cooling, SEforALL

Kudakwashe Ndhlukula

Executive Director of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE)

Edouard Ndayisaba

Deputy Chairperson at East Africa Renewable Energy Federation (EAREF)

Cynthia Alexander

Principal Officer, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Seychelles Energy Commission

Ms. Jana Helder

Head of Operations, BABLE Smart Cities (Youth Representative)

Silvia Pianta

Post-doctoral researcher/ RFF-CMCCEuropean Institute on Economics and the Environment

Milagros de Camps

Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Mr. Jürgen Czernohorszky

Executive City Councillor for Climate and Environment | CITY OF VIENNA

Mr. Kakembo Galabuzi Brian

Founder and Executive Director WEYE CLEAN ENERGY CO. LTD

Ms. Sherry Kennedy

Director of Communications SEforALL

Dr. Padmasai Lakshmi Bhamidipati

UNEP DTU Partnership

Ms. Ujunwa Ojemeni

PFAN Advisor

Noel Kodhe

Sector Head, Energy and Natural Resources - Co-operative Bank

Ms. Katharina Moser

Conference Host

Mr. Olubunmi Olajide

Founder & Host, THE ENERGY TALK

Ms. Tasnim Hemmade


Mr. Francesco La Camera


Ms. Sheila Watson

Executive Secretary of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)

Mr. Heinz Habertheuer

Director for “Programmes and Projects International” of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA)

Ms. Dinah McLeod

Chief Executive, Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)

Keywan Riahi

Director of the Energy, Climate, and Environment(ECE) program

Angella Rainford

CEO and Founder, SOLECO ENergy

Christoph Bertram

Team Lead for International Climate Policy / Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Ms. Gökçe Mete

Head of Secretariat - Leadership Group for Industry Transition at SEI

Elina Brutschin

Research Scholar/ IIASA

Mr. Steven Kokuda

Executive Director, International Copper Association

Leon Stille

MSc., General Manager Energy Delta Institute

Barbara Richard

Team Leader Key Accounts, Modalities, Monitoring, Energising Development (EnDev), GIZ

Rianne Teule

Senior Energy Advisor, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Mattia Vianello

Head of Energy, Practical Action

Jacob Etunganan

Energy and Agriculture Advisor, SNV Uganda

Abdoul- Karim Dosso

Senegal Country Director, Energy 4 Impact

Ms. Irene Giner- Reich

President of GFSE and Chairperson of the GWNET governing board

Mr. Frehiwot Woldehanna

State Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy

Dr Yulia Rybak

Co-Head of German- Ukrainian Energy Partnership Secretariat

Rodrigo Régis de Almeida Galvão

Director of Business and Innovation at Itaipu Technological Park

Dr. Qinxian Jin

Dean of Beijing- Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute

Ms. Rana Adib

Executive Director, REN21

Ms. Katarzyna Smętek

Youth Climate Council

Michael Müllneritsch

Managing Director Aracuba GmbH

Ms. Gamze Unlu

Research Assistant, IIASA

Ms. Sumedha Malaviya

Manager, Energy Program, World Resources Institute (WRI) India

Ms. Leena Srivastava


Kevin Braithwaite

Vice President, Network for Global Innovation (NGIN)

Marko van Waveren Hogervorst

PFAN Partnership Manager, UNIDO

Ms. Abshiro Soka Halakoe

Senator of the Parliament of Kenya

Patrick Nussbaumer

PFAN Management team

MK Balaji

Specialist Leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ms. Kavita Sinha

Deputy Director for the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)

Mr. Ovais Sarmad

Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Mr. Moritz Schwarz

School of Geography and Environment

Ms. Warinthorn Songkasiri


Ms. Aditi Ramola

Technical Director at the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

Ms. Alesia Iunikova

Centre for International Relations at Rosatom Technical Academy

Ms. Racquel Moses


Ms. Christiane Brunner

Cooperate Affairs, VERBUND

Eddy Frank Vásquez

Director, Juventud Sostenible

Mr. Tareq Emtairah

Director, Dept of Energy UNIDO

Ms. Rose Mwebaza

Director, UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Joshua Forte

Founder/CEO, Red Diamond Compost Inc.

Mr. Vladimir Pushmin

Chief Product Officer, Co-Founder, Arloid

H.E. Mr. Malik Amin Aslam

Federal Minister & Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Climate Change

Mr. Anders Wall

COO & Deputy CEO, Head of IR & ESG

Ms. Cate Hight

Principal Climate Aligned Industries, Rocky Mountain Institute

Ms. Setareh Asadallahzadeh


Ms. Kelsy Green

International Youth Nuclear Congress

Mr. Israel Faleye


Mr. Habib Babacan

Nordex Turkey&Mid East

Mr. Eduardo M. Lora

LATAM Bioenergy

Ms. Paola Flores Carvajal

Regional Coordinator for Latin America

Mr. David Arinze

Program Officer Off Grid Energy at Diamond Development Initiatives

H.E. Ms. Leonore Gewessler

Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Ms. Joanna Edghill

Managing Director, MEGAPOWER

Ms. Fatou Haidara

Managing Director, UNIDO

Ms. Audrey Desiderato

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, SunFunder

Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi

Director General, IAEA

Ms. Helen Clarkson

CEO, The Climate Group

Dhriti Shah

Competition Winner: Graphic design

Ishaan Deb

Competition Winner: Video

Diya Mathi

Competition Winner: Written word

Ivannah Jacob

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Giulia Forgone

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Borbala Csete

Project Assistant at Unido

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