The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet-GEAPP has appointed former Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as Global Advisor to assist GEAPP’s mission of accelerating clean energy deployment in developing countries.
A statement announcing the appointment on the company’s website, says Osinbajo will support GEAPP’s partnership with governments to enhance the enabling environment and delivery effectiveness to unlock faster and greater capital flows into the clean energy sector.
According to the statement, the former vice president will also continue his activity as a leading advocate for Just Energy Transitions in Africa, including scaling up Africa’s share of the global carbon market via the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative.
It stressed that the appointment underlines GEAPP’s commitment to partnering with governments and communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, to transition to clean energy systems that are driving economic growth, generating jobs and sustainable livelihoods, and helping to meet urgent climate goals during the next decade.
Meanwhile in his remarks, Osinbajo said he is honored by the opportunity to join the movement for green energy access.