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H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

Initiator and Leader, of the MAMA-LIGHT® Initiative


H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a leading representative of the traditional authorities in Africa. She is the Initiator and Leader of the MAMA-LIGHT® Initiative for Sustainable Energy, recognized by UN as one of the 14 breakthrough solutions achieving the SDGs. She brings over 20 years of experience of rural development and working with local communities, she is internationally recognized as a role model for empowerment of women and youth.

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma holds several positions including Administrator of the “West Africa Solar Pack”, Commissioner of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty and the Chair of the H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation. In Co-creation with UNFCCC secretariat and in coordination with the RCC’s she hosts and leads the Talk-Show “On the road to COP26 Glasgow”.

She served as deputy head of Burkina Faso’s delegation of the COP23, 24 and 25 as well as Member of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) Technical Committee.

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