Edgar Kapiza Bayani

Mr. Edgar Kapiza Bayani is a renewable energy entrepreneur, Climate Justice advocate and founding CEO for Community Energy Malawi (CEM)where he works as Country Director. He coordinates finance and programmes departments through efficient utilization of resources and innovating new approaches and projects.  CEM is a Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) licensed mini-grid operator and renewable energy technologies supplier/installer, community energy policy advocate and developer with trailblazing initiatives in Malawi. It is registered as an NGO with a subsidiary social enterprise, CEM Trading Ltd and works with individuals, communities and organizations passionate about renewable energy in a social enterprise model, both implementing projects and influencing policy. 
Edgar holds MA Int. Dev. from Maynooth University, Ireland and his research dwelt on Gender Aware Energy Policy. He is a Common Wealth Fellow in Climate Resilience and Sustainable Energy (University of Edinburgh, Scotland). He has received energy training from the University of Mzuzu, University of Strathclyde andRES4Africa Foundation. He is an active IEEE member, Power and Energy Society Member and International Village Programme Ambassador. He was a speaker at the COP 22EU energy day and constantly advocates for making climate financing readily available to vulnerable communities who contribute less and yet suffer the blunt of climate change more than those who pollute more. 

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