Female Role Models: Ms. Naeema Ahmed

Ms. Naeema Ahmed is an alternative energy advocate with MBA in Business Administration
specialising in Oil and Gas Management from Coventry University. She holds Galileo Masters Certificate in Renewable Energy Management and Finance from the European Energy Centre.
Naeema Ahmed is the founder of Africa’s Alternative Energy Initiatives (AAEI)- a renewable energy think tank that seeks to promote clean, affordable and sustainable energy across Africa (http//:aaeinitiatives.org)

She has hosted Alternative Energy Dialogues focusing on Africa in the London Chamber of Commerce, UK House of Commons and the House of Lords towards the investment in Africa’s Renewable Energy, Real Estate and setting a path towards the achievement of SDG 7.
She has been leading the dialogue on achieving sustainable clean and affordable energy access for the African continent by hosting dialogues through her organisation and partnering with Coventry University London and the Energy Futures Lab-Imperial College London, towards the achievement of
powering Africa’s Health sector and the inclusion of Local content in Alternative Energy Innovations and research.
In 2017, she won the GAB Awards for her contribution to Energy in Africa and also won the women in Leadership award at the 2018 Women for Africa Awards in UK.
This year, her chosen country for sustainable Energy advocacy is Liberia as she is raising funds to provide affordable and sustainable energy for Robert Moore Memorial Health Centre￾https://www.gofundme.com/robert-moore-healthcare-liberia .
Ms. Ahmed has been part of the panel of World Coal Association in their sustainable Coal Forum in deliberating on the role of Coal in ensuring affordable, clean and sustainable energy for all as well
as delivering AAEI’s proposed approach at the Planet Earth Summit in London.
She strongly believes that Women and the youth have a significant role to play towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 7.
Ms Ahmed is a strong advocate for affordable and accessible clean energy, Women and children in Africa. She is a volunteer for AFRUCA- a children charity organisation on safeguarding child abuse.
Aside her advocacy work, Ms Ahmed is a Business Development professional. She currently works within operations for Lowell Financial UK and has previously worked as Senior Business Development Manager for Samba International Ltd UK.
She is the Founder of Business Resource Initiative- ( br-initiative.org ) and Founder and Convenor for The Khadija Summit- a Muslim women gathering for entrepreneurs. Ms. Ahmed is a true role model.

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