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 direct descendant of Princess Yennenga, a famous warrior in the 12th century the mother of the Mossi Kingdom. 

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is internationally recognized as a role model for empowering the bottom of the pyramid, for recognizing the importance of the informal sector and for unleashing the potential of women and youth in developing countries.  


H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a regular and motivational speaker/facilitator at high-level international conferences and meetings including the United Nations, representing the Informal Sector, and the youth and women of the bottom of the pyramid.  


She is Administrator of the “West Africa Solar Pack”, Chair of the H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation, Commissioner of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty and Chair of the International Jury of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD. She served as deputy head of Burkina Faso’s delegation of the COP23, COP24 and COP25, and was Special Envoy for SDG’s of the President of Burkina Faso. In Co-creation with UNFCCC secretariat and in coordination with the RCC’s she hosts and leads the Talk-Shows “On the road to COP’s”.