• Abdulla Mohammad Baobeid
    Abdulla Mohammad Baobeid
    Nahda Makers, Climate Change Co-ordinator,

    Abdulla Baobeid is a climate change and sustainable livelihood practitioner in Yemen. Abdulla works with local communities to design and implement interventions in sustainable energy, capacity building, local manufacturing solutions, and food production. Abdulla’s work takes into consideration the latent potential of the communities to find ways to improve adaptive capacity, especially in communities that have been heavily impacted by conflict and environmental degradation. Abdulla holds a master’s degree in sustainability sciences.

  • Caitlyn Hughes
    Caitlyn Hughes
    Solar Cookers International, Executive Director

    Caitlyn Hughes is the Executive Director of the non-profit Solar Cookers International (SCI) whose mission it is to improve human health, economic well-being, women’s empowerment, and the environment by promoting climate-friendly solar cooking for vulnerable populations worldwide. SCI works to address the challenge affecting approximately 1 in 3 people worldwide who cook over open fires by providing a healthier and safer solar cooking solution. SCI leads through advocacy, research, and strengthening the capacity of the global solar cooking movement

  • Golo J. Pilz
    Golo J. Pilz
    Brahma Kumaris, Advisor Renewable Energy

    Golo J. Pilz from Germany/India joined Brahma Kumaris in 1984 and is the advisor on renewable energies. He has carried out more than 25 R&D projects in solar cooking, energy storage and thermal power generation. In the last 20 years, Golo has been participating regularly at UN Climate Change Conferences. He is an experienced meditation practitioner and advocates sustainable solutions through an ethical and value-based approach. In 2021, Golo co-founded the meditation platform Yogis for Future. This initiative invites like-minded people to meditate and create good thoughts and intentions for the well-being of humans and the planet.

  • Kenneth Nana Amatoeng,
    Kenneth Nana Amatoeng,
    Abibimman Foundation, President

    Kenneth Nana Amoateng, the Executive Director of AbibiNsroma Foundation and a Policy Advisor for Sustainable Development in local communities, possesses extensive experience in providing policy support and building capacity for civil society organizations in collaboration with policymakers. Kenneth oversees multiple local SDGs networks in Ghana, focusing on empowerment, education, climate change, human rights, peace-building, and project management. Additionally, he volunteers his time to support numerous youth-led civil society initiatives addressing a range of sustainable development issues. Kenneth is also a board member of GHACCO – Ghana Alliance for Clean Cooking and holds the position of an Elder in the Pentecost church.

  • Sonja OHlsson
    Sonja OHlsson
    Brahma Kumaris, Climate Director

    Sonja Ohlsson is the national coordinator of Brahma Kumaris in Denmark and is a meditation teacher with the Prison Service in Copenhagen. In 2009, Sonja was instrumental in developing the Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative in order to add the inner dimension to discussions at the UN climate change and biodiversity conferences. She has been actively participating in the annual COP climate conferences since 2009, and the biannual biodiversity COP since 2012. Sonja conducts green retreats for the BK community around the world, and has also travelled with the lecture series on Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet


Dec 06 2023


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Visionary Leadership for the Transition to Clean Technology

Join our innovative session to engage with clean technology experts and faith-based organizations, uncovering the latest advancements and possibilities for informed decision-making. We will discuss the profound impact of individual choices on the environment and the power of collective action. A visionary mindset is needed to inspire sustainable practices within communities, with faith leaders playing a pivotal role in connecting faith and environmental stewardship with clean technologies like solar power and wind energy. Faith leaders bridge gaps, fostering collaboration and influencing policy changes toward a sustainable, renewable energy future.