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National Coordinator

 was born on the 15th of June 1966 in Kaduna, Kaduna State. She is a Mechanical Engineer and also holds an MSc. in Environmental Engineering and is currently pursuing part time PhD in the same course. Both degrees are from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Engr. Abubakar is currently the National Coordinator of the Renewable Energy Programme of the Federal Ministry of Environment and is an avid advocate for the environment. She represents the Federal Ministry of Environment on several boards and her spirited concern for the earth has earned her national and international accolades.

She is on the Board of Directors of Access to Renewable Energy (AtRE), a project funded by UNDP and the Bank of Industry, Nigeria. This project is meant to provide financing for Renewable Energy entrepreneurs and stimulate the sector for rapid growth.

In July 2012, she was elected the Co-Chair for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)  to reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (Working Group) . Part of her responsibilities at the CCAC is fashioning out policies that will help reduce the effects of black carbon and methane emissions worldwide. She is particularly interested in ensuring maximum awareness on Short Lived Climate Pollutants( SLCPs) in Africa.

Mrs. Abubakar or Mama Hajia as she is called by children believes in grooming children as advocate of change. ‘When you catch them young, they will hold their parents accountable for the earth’. She has an outreach for school age children which is called the Green Ambassadors Club. She uses this forum to teach children about Energy choices, energy efficiency, Climate Change and their responsibilities to the earth and how to nurture it for future generations.

Due to her undying love for the rural woman, she has launched a project to lift women out of energy poverty through the Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES) project. This include getting Rural women organised to acquire small renewable energy products (solar lamps and appliances) that are affordable because many families do not have the necessary resources to purchase lamps upfront thus they may need to save or make payments on a lamp over several weeks or months. The concept is focused on social networks in rural settlements. Another component of the RUWES is the National Clean Cooking Scheme (NCCS). The NCCS is an aggressive drive to reduce and eventually eliminate cooking with solid fuels (firewood) to cleaner alternatives. These alternatives include improved wood-stoves, LPG, ethanol and bio-gas. She has registered over one million women in eight months under RUWES and NCCS.

Engr. Mrs. Abubakar is a public speaker and motivational life coach. She is happily married.