Recent projects

Ongoing projects

  • 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 a team with Millennium Challenge Corporation and Practical Action in Nepal  to incorporate gender and social inclusion in a $400 million energy program
  • Working with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the first-ever policy  and legislation on gender mainstreaming for energy access
  • Providing technical assistance to the UK Development Assistance Program on the Policy Compacts as part of their Energy Africa campaign
  • 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