• Launched a non-profit organization, Arc Finance, to link energy enterprises with microfinance institutions
  • Project manager for joint Citigroup Foundation and USAID-sponsoredresearch project focusing on energy and microfinance lending portfolios in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Led project evaluation of the Multifunctional Platform agro-processing project for the UNDP Regional Programme for Energy Poverty in West Africa
  • Principal investigator on rural energy project for United States Agency for International Development to prepare training and outreach for field officers in developing countries
  • Global Village Energy Partnership advisor and liaison for UNDP
  • Developed and wrote training material on energy and climate change to raise awareness and build capacity of UNDP field officers and policymakers
  • Principal investigator on numerous Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation projects on energy and economic development including opportunity analyses, financing and minigrid projects





  • Leading the research for the development of a gender and energy program at the Southern Africa Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) and the East Africa Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE)
  • Working with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the first-ever policy and regulation on gender mainstreaming for energy access
  • Leading the research and analysis for the UN Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States on promoting investment for energy access in the Least Developed Countries
  • Teaching and advising students in the energy and environment  program at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Providing technical assistance for policy makers around the world through the Clean Energy Solutions Center  of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Recent projects

Ongoing projects