Georgette Udo is a 2023 Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow. Udo is the CEO of the Renewable Energy for the African Girl Initiative, a program that teaches young women and girls technical skills in the solar industry with the goal of empowering them to pursue careers in the energy sector. Since the beginning of this initiative in October 2022, the program has connected with 150 girls, creating a burgeoning community that will continue to grow with future planned symposia and initiatives.
Udo is also a co-founder of Mag Green, a group that works to educate people about climate change and possible ways to mitigate its impacts, adapt to it, and fight it. Mag Green holds webinars for participants from the fifteen West African nations, and runs social media campaigns.
Udo has interned with a variety of companies to gain experience in the energy sector, including with the nonprofit Student Energy and engineering firm McDermott. She has presented at international conferences, including Positioning Hydrogen and the Gender Summit.
Udo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Gregory University in Uturu, Nigeria. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in photovoltaic and analysis for green hydrogen technology at Abdou Moumouni University under the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adaptable Land Use. With the support of a German Ministry of Education (BMBF) scholarship, Udo is carrying out her research at the Institute for Photovoltaics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.