ACEF Speaker 2021

Laila Kanji

Climate Finance Investment Lead and Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,
UK Government

Laila is the Programme Manager for the UK Government’s £50m Clean Energy Innovation Facility (CEIF), and policy lead on sustainable cooling and energy storage in developing countries. The programme uses Official Development Assistance to help accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies in developing countries through research, development and demonstration. She has previously worked with the G7/G20 Research Groups, UN Environment and the World Bank in climate change and sustainability. Laila holds a Master’s degree in Global Energy and Sustainability from Sciences Po, Paris and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Innovative and Sustainable Cooling Solutions for Asia and the Pacific (ADB, ADBI, SEforALL, UK Government)