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Komal Hassamal has over 16 years of experience working in the climate change and development – in 28 countries on the African continent across multiple sectors such as renewable energy, transport, agriculture, and ocean. Komal has held positions for leading multilateral organizations – the African Development Bank and the UNDP – and worked with multiple bilateral donors and UN agencies. Komal has extensive field experience from working and residing in North, West and SIDS of Africa for almost 12 years. Her track record spans from programme/portfolio management on transition to clean energy to designing infrastructure project, setting up climate funds, and developing climate related strategies (Nationally Determined Contributions, resource mobilization) to advise government, international partners, private companies and civil society to advance the Paris Agreement for countries to cut emissions that cause climate change and adapt to climate impacts.
The last five years, Komal has worked as an independent consultant on multiple assignments :
She spoke in high level conferences at the London School of Economics during the Africa Summit, A guest speaker for the Africa Leadership University MBA Programme, represented the AfDB at the Africa Smart Mobility Conference on her experience on climate change issues, planning, data and finding opportunities on how to mobilize financing.
Komal has degrees in Master’s in Business Administration from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et Université Paris-Dauphine and a Postgraduate in Investment Appraisal and Project Management from the University of Bradford, she is a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance from Frankfurt University School of Finance & Management and possesses Training on Climate Change from Cambridge University Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
She is committed to simplify the access to climate funds and to ensure the right development finance flows to the most needed. She is passionate about sustainable development, gender equity and having a positive impact on people’s lives. She brings her experience in climate change in Africa to Trustworks to reinforce the nexus with peace building in fragile context.
After being in large capitals such as Brussels, London, Montreal, Tunis and Abidjan, Komal is now recently based in Mauritius.