Akoetey-Eyiah, Enam

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Enam Akoetey-Eyiah leads the growth and adoption of the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) Energy Attribute Certificates (EAC) – I-REC(E) – a robust standard for developing attribute tracking systems that are acknowledged by major reporting frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), CDP, and RE100 as a reliable backbone for credible and auditable tracking instruments. She is working to leverage existing regional electricity power pools to establish single regional EAC markets across Africa and champion I-REC(E) for distributed and dispersed renewable energy devices to promote energy access, security, and just energy transition and democratize payments from ecosystem benefits.  

Enam has worked in development, sustainability, and environment for various organizations across the United Kingdom and Africa since 1998. She began her early career working with bamboo and rattan artisans to embed sustainability into their practices whilst working for an American e-commerce social enterprise – Novica.com. In 2006, Enam pioneered a carbon asset origination company – reNew – where she sold forestry credits in 2008 from the reforestation of 100 hectares of degraded forest. Enam is the first Ghanaian woman to start a tree planting initiative that successfully equipped communities with inputs to raise over 500,000 seedlings for distribution to schools, communities, and agroforestry farms with a target of planting 5 million tree seedlings in ten years in Ghana; she has planted over 300 hectares of mixed species forest, and facilitated the reforestation and enrichment planting of 35,000 hectares, and developed a tree-tracking and monitoring app.

Enam worked with the Ghana government and the World Bank to replace 6 million incandescent with CFLs to conserve 254MW of peak demand and avert an energy crisis. She also developed a programmatic CDM- CFL4All energy efficiency project. She has also worked on the first GHG Protocol – Scope 2 corporate greenhouse gas report in Sub-Saharan Africa. She  has also worked within the Africa Policy and Programs Department of Christian Aid on advocacy projects such as the Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and hugely successful campaigns such as ‘Trade Justice’ and ‘Make Poverty History.’ She has also championed inclusive development by encouraging and initiating partnerships with environmentally and socially driven businesses that did ‘good’ in Africa. 

Enam has a Master of Science in Development Studies from London Southbank University, an MBA from Canterbury Christchurch University, and is currently studying for an LLM in Energy and Environment at the University of Birmingham. Enam has advised large multinationals to set, communicate, and report on net-zero and environmental social governance strategies and prepare reports to the UK Government’s PPN/0621, SECR, TCFD, and ISO14001 with professional qualifications in GHG Accounting (Basic and Corporate), REDD+, and PRINCE2.