Carlijn Nouwen

Co-Founder Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A)

Carlijn co-founded the Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) in 2021. She leads CAP-A’s work in data and analytics, policy, and innovative technology.

CAP-A works to identify, quantify, prioritise and realise opportunities for inclusive economic growth for Africa through climate action. Africa’s vast untapped renewable energy potential, young and growing workforce and available natural resources, make Africa an attractive location for climate action.

Prior to founding CAP-A, Carlijn spent 9 years as a senior partner with Dalberg Advisors in Africa, leading Dalberg's inclusive business portfolio. She spent 7 years at McKinsey and worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.