H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for SDG’s and Climate Change; Ambassador for Renewable Energy of Burkina Faso; Founder and CEO of AbzeSolar S.A

Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a direct descendant of Princess Yennenga a famous warrior in the 12th century.

She is the Ambassador for Renewable Energy of Burkina Faso, Founder and CEO AbzeSolar S.A, former board member of UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies and President Senior Advisor of External Relations and Gender for the Center Region Council of Burkina Faso (C.R.C).

She is the initiator and leader of the ‘MAMA-LIGHT® Initiative for Sustainable Energy”, a worldwide program that provides access to affordable energy for women, small business and children. It empowers the informal sector, it drives the generation of new jobs and it creates a sound basis for gender equality and women empowerment. The program is selected by the United Nations as one of the 14 global breakthrough solutions for achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.

She is the initiator of the Global Expertise Hub for the Informal Sector. The Hub works with and on behalf of the informal sector. It is an expertise centrum that facilitates their empowerment by making information accessible for all stakeholders and by catalysing actions oriented activities. It brings together the Bottom Up needs and challenges with the Top Down actions in a structured and integrated manner.