Deborah Emokpaire shares experience as SECT 3rd cohort alum

Debby’s career interests lie at the intersection of energy, environment, data, and policy. She currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Federal University of Agriculture where she earned a Bachelor’s of Agriculture in Soil Science and Land Management. Much of her previous experience was focused on agritech, fintech, and business research. Eventually, she decided she wanted to focus on clean energy to influence advocacy and implement policies necessary to electrify Nigeria and Africa, while collaborating and working with clean energy businesses to achieve economic development and transformation.

After joining SECT, Debby applied for the Naija Policy Hackathon where she was selected along with 400 young people across various themes. She was selected to participate in the Climate Act Track to suggest policy recommendations to improve the Nigeria Climate Change Act alongside her team members. Though her team did not get to be part of the finalists, it was worth the effort since it her my first experience around policy making.

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