H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

Founder and CEO AbzeSolar S.A.

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ABOUT H.R.H. Princess Abze
H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a
direct descendant of Princess Yennenga, mother of the Mossi people and
famous warrior of the 12th century.

She is:
- Chair of the H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation;
- Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso, Resource Mobilisation
for SDG's and Climate Change
- Ambassador for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Burkina
- Deputy head of delegation of the COP23 delegation of Burkina Faso
- Former Board Member of UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster
Resilient Societies
- President Senior Advisor External Relations and Gender for the
Center Region Council of Burkina Faso
- 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 was selected by the United Nations as one of the 14 global
breakthrough solutions for achieving the new Sustainable Development
- Initiator of the Global Expertise Hub for the Informal Sector. The Hub
works with, and on behalf of, the informal sector and facilitates their
empowerment. It brings together the bottom-up needs and challenges
with the top-down actions in a structured and integrated manner.


H.R.H. Princess Abze AT SES 2019