Nigerian Damilola Ogunbiyi has been appointed as a co-chair of the UK Climate Change Conference’s (COP26) Energy Transition Council as United Kingdom kicks off Climate Week 2020.
The UK CoP President, Alok Sharma will chair the council alongside Ogunbiyi, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All.
The UK CoP President made the announcement today while speaking at a special event, alongside political and industry leaders about the next decade of clean energy co-operation.
Prior to her appointment, Damilola Ogunbiyi already held various leadership positions in organizations focused on expanding energy access in sub-Saharan Africa.
In June 2020, she was named by the United States International Development Finance Corporation Board of Directors among the first members of the agency’s inaugural Development Advisory Council.