About Us


Africa Women in Energy Development Initiative

Our Story

It is common knowledge that traditionally, the energy sector is a male-dominated field and it can be intimidating for women who are new to the sector or even veterans to break the glass ceiling to reach top leadership positions within the sector due to various reasons.

The first organization focused on developing women across the energy value chain by offering networking opportunities, professional development, mentorship, career sponsorship (acceleration) capacity building, leadership training for women at all stages of their energy careers and for female students at the secondary and tertiary levels.

Our Purpose

AWEDI Network provides support for African women across the energy value chain, helping them to connect and sharpen their skills in order to accelerate their careers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage and unite women in energy by offering a guiding platform for their progress in the industry through career accelerators, mentors, professional development, trainings, and exposure.

Our Team

Ujunwa Ojemeni

Ujunwa Ojemeni

Founder & President

Ujunwa Ojemeni is an impact investing, energy and development expert with experience in the areas of opportunity maturation, financing, and policy.

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Afoma Ofodile

Afoma Ofodile

Co-founder & Vice President

Afoma Ofodile is a Commercial lawyer with 7 years of experience in project development, commercial operations and risk management, complex contract drafting and negotiation, legal research and editing, compliance, and corporate governance & legal entity management across the oil & gas and power sectors in Africa.

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