The World Bank
For the past 7 years, I have regularly worked with the World Bank on a variety of projects related to energy access. Since 2017, I have helped manage the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program’s Global Facility for Mini Grids. In this capacity, I developed a customized program management system and use it to track the Global Facility’s activities and outputs as well as the World Bank’s portfolio of mini grid investments. I also provide direct support to regulators and World Bank operations teams in several countries across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and co-authored and co-edited the World Bank’s most comprehensive book on mini grids to date: Mini Grids for Half a Billion People (June 2019). In 2014, I co-authored From the Bottom Up, a book on policies and regulations for mini grids that has been downloaded almost 30,000 times, making it one of the World Bank’s most downloaded publications on this topic.
US Department of Energy
I wrote a detailed case study of the policies and regulations that supported the development of over 200 mini-grids in Mali in just over a decade. The case study was published in a recent Clean Energy Ministerial report.
Cass Business School Centre for Charity Effectiveness
Investigating the role of social impact investing and social impact finance in the charity sector, I interviewed over 20 executives from the charity and investment sectors and wrote a synthesis report on the barriers and enablers to deploying social investment/finance in the charity sector. The Centre for Charity Effectiveness is widely considered one of the UK’s top research and consulting centre for charities and philanthropy.
SAFICO, S.A. & MicamaSoley
Reporting directly to the CEO of SAFICO, the parent company of the social enterprise MicamaSoley, I managed a project with the UN to distribute 8,000 solar-powered lamps to rural communities and trained over 50 field staff on proper device usage, maintenance, and after-sales service.
I wrote 12 case studies of Barefoot Power’s finance and distribution models that senior executives now use to develop go-to-market strategies.