ACEF 2018 Speaker

Dan Hamza-Goodacre

Executive Director,
Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program


Dan Hamza-Goodacre is the Executive Director of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program. Dan has over 20 years of experience working on climate change and sustainable development in the public and private sectors. His work spans all major continents. Previously Dan was Director of Buildings and Industry at ClimateWorks.

Before working in philanthropy, Dan was with PwC, where he was the Deputy CEO of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), a global program funded by the UK and Dutch governments that help developing countries respond to climate change. Dan held various posts at Defra, (the U.K. Environment and Agriculture Ministry), including: Head of the Secretary of State’s office; co-founder of the UK’s Adapting to Climate Change Program; Adaptation Policy Lead on the UK Climate Change Act and Sustainable Agriculture Advisor. Dan also worked for the UK Foreign Office as a Climate Attaché. He is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences and events and has written widely on climate and development. Dan has an MSc in International Development from Bristol University, where he also was a lecturer and researcher in global environmental politics. In his early career Dan lived and worked in the rainforests of Latin America. He volunteers regularly in schools in support of their ‘green’ teams.


  • Deep Dive Workshop - Promoting Efficient, Clean Cooling through Technology and Policy Innovation

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