Chief (Mrs) Anita Nana Okuribido
Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A)
(Member, Board of Trustees)
(Mrs) Anita Nana Okuribido is a Passionate Woman Leader in the space of Renewable Energy and Green Economy in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. She is the Founder/Chairman of the Smiling Simon Greenbuild Foundation, President of the Women In Renewable Energy Association and recently became the Chairman of the Women in Sustainable Power Africa Network.
She is very enthused to have established with the Global Green Village, the Women Green Energy Institute for Women Development & Empowerment, which is the First in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
This is driven by the following vision: To become a World Leader at building a supportive community of Women who will become Self Sustaining and well recognized in the Renewable Energy Technology Industry. To create the opportunity for Women to be taught how to become dedicated to providing outstanding and innovative Green Energy Solutions, thereby enhancing Economic and Green Growth and creating maximum boost in the Economic Chain in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Anita Nana Okuribido is passionate about Women becoming Green Entrepreneurs with the view of coming together with a common voice to create the paradigm shift in Women Empowerment. Chief (Mrs.) Anita Nana Okuribido is at the moment, Coordinator, Rural Women Empowerment/Training in conjunction with African First Ladies Peace Mission.
At the 2020 Africa Women in Energy conference and awards tagged African Queen of Energy awards with the theme: The Pan African Dream – African Energy Resilience and Recovery, Chief Anita Nana Okuribido bagged a Pan-African Award. The award which is an individual award category tagged the Pan African Community Leadership Award was bagged by the Energy driven Chief (Mrs) Anita Nana Okuribido, Mama Renewable as fondly called by many.
She won the award in recognition of her assiduous, dogged and emphatic drive to close the energy poverty gap in Nigeria through Renewable Energy and Green Solutions for all and sundry with extensive focus on the grass root and rural communities. Her “one Nigerian child-one solar reading light project” is a major project she is so passionate about and has developed a strategy she passionately shared with the other African nations for possible replication during one of the panel discussion at the just concluded conference.
Okuribido who recently single-handedly built and commissioned the 1st African Women’s Green Energy Institute, situated in Lagos State, in her award acceptance speech also expressed her surprise at the award and dedicated the award to all African Women and Global womanhood.
Chief Okuribido is a member of the Board of Trustees of Women In Energy, Oil and Gas WEOG, President Women in Renewable Energy Association ( WIRE- A) and Chairperson, Women in Sustainable Power Africa, Network (WISPANet).