Motivated renewable energy and climate consultant with 15 years of experience and a record of building
partnerships with international institutions, policy makers, private sector, civil society to translate ideas into
action. Significant cross-cultural experience with extensive global networks in the climate and energy sector.
Program development and implementation
Renewable energy & climate change background
Technical writing & research
06/2016 to Current
Short-term ConsultantWORLD BANK/ESMAP – Washington, DC
Drafted technical paper analyzing and comparing experience from micro-hydro power programs in Rwanda and Nepal.
06/2014 to 04/2016
DirectorUnited Nations Foundation – Washington, DC
Led engagement on the Clean Energy Mini-grids Partnership (in collaboration with DFID, UNEP, World Bank and others) under the
Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Developed a 5-year strategic plan for the Partnership.
Mobilized global community of practice and led knowledge management for the Partnership. Highlighted sector best practices via donor-funded quarterly newsletter, organized action learning workshops, on-line forums and social media tools to foster learning.
Led strategic engagement for increasing energy access in South Asia through the use of decentralized renewable energy technologies.
Spearheaded the creation of the only country-wide off-grid Clean Energy Access Network in India supported by USAID and other donors. Boosted Network membership in South Asia.
08/2011 to 06/2014
Deputy DirectorUN Foundation – Washington, DC
Initiated and built the Energy Access Practitioner Network (EAPN) from a 20-member community into a 2300 member network representing 200 countries as part of a 3-person team.
Provided technical support and coordination to Working Groups on Finance and Investment and Mini-grids leading to recommendations
presented to Sustainable Energy for All and shared widely in the sector.
Directed the production of annual business plans and quarterly reports to set goals and measure progress of the
energy access program.
01/2006 to 07/2011
Associate DirectorUN Foundation – Washington DC
Drafted recommendations for a post-2012 climate agreement as part of a three-member team. Recommendations were endorsed by 70 former Heads of State, presented at the 2007 Gleneagles Dialogue
meeting, and reflected in the Bali Action Plan.
Managed relationships with partners including civil society, corporate entities, and international institutions. Served as the focal point for the program with internal staff as well as external partners.
Convened stakeholder consultations, incorporated relevant input and
helped finalize technical reports on climate change mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance.
11/2004 to 12/2005
Program AssociateUN Foundation – Washington DC
Initiated the first region-focused program within the organization.
Managed a portfolio of $3 million project grants in
South Asia focusing on biodiversity, renewable energy, and children's health.
04/2002 to 07/2004
Program AssociateWorld Neighbors – Oklahoma City, OK
Monitored contract compliance for donor-funded projects totaling $5 million across 9 countries.
program plans, advised on allocation of grant funding and drafted progress report for donors. Organized global conference to share lessons learned.
Focal point to coordinate information flow and program reporting with field staff.
06/2001 to 08/2001
InternWorld Resources Institute – Washington, DC
Designed indicators as part of a team to measure citizens' right of access to information, participation, and
justice in environmental decision-making. The project was accepted as a Principle 10 Initiative of the UN.
04/1998 to 03/1999
ResearcherCenter for Science and Environment – Delhi, India
Assisted in creating a worldwide network of experts in global environmental governance. Authored monthly newsletter to highlight key developments.
Researched international agreements for an annual publication on global environmental governance.
articles on environmental themes for Down to Earth, a bi-monthly magazine published by the organization.
Master of Arts: International Affairs Ohio University - Ohio
Dean's Citation for Outstanding Leadership Contribution to Ohio University.
Certificate of Recognition for leadership contribution to the International Students Union.
International Student Union Secretary
Master of Philosophy: Geography Delhi School of Economics - Delhi
Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship in Rural Development
Master of Arts: Geography Delhi School of Economics - Delhi
Recipient of University Merit Scholarship
Bachelor of Arts: Geography Miranda House College - Delhi
2015) Contributing Author, United Nations Foundation, "Investing for Energy Access: 2015 Directory of
Funding and Investment Opportunities", www.energyaccess.org/wp-
2015) Reviewer, Asian Development Bank, Sustainable Energy for All, "Tracking Progress in the Asia- Pacific: A
(2014) Reviewer, Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program, "Mini-grids Policy Toolkit: Policy and
Business Frameworks for Successful Mini-grids Roll-out".
(2013) Lead Rural Energy Contributor, REN21, Renewables 2013 Global Status Report,
(2012) United Nations Foundation, "Energy Access Practitioner Network: Towards Achieving Universal Energy
Access by 2030".
(2009) United Nations Foundation, "Facilitating an International Agreement on Climate Change: Adaptation to
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United Nations Foundation
World Resources Institute
Center for Science and Environment
Delhi School of Economics
Miranda House College
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