Rose Mensah Kutin
Director – Abuntu for Africa, Ghana
Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin is the Director of the Accra-based West African Regional Office of ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights organisation that works to promote gender responsiveness in policies in Africa. She is also the current Convenor of the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), a membership organisation that focuses on economic justice and women’s land rights.
Venkata Ramana Putti
Energy Access Manager – ESMAP, USA
Dr. Putti is a Senior Environmental Specialist and Team Leader of the Carbon Finance Assist program at the World Bank, Washington DC. Prior to this, he served as Director of Global Clean Energy Program at Winrock International, USA, and as Assistant Resident Representative and GEF Coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India.
Regional Energy Advisor – UNDP Asia and Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok
Mr. Thiyagarajan Velumail (Rajan) is the Regional Energy Advisor at the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. His primary focus is on access to sustainable energy services, linking to poverty reduction and climate change.
Energy Team Leader – Enda Tier Monde, Senegal
Mr. Sécou Sarr, is an economist and is specialized in the analysis of energy policy, project planning, sustainable energy services, SME development and on monitoring and evaluation of projects.
ENERGIA Founder Member
Ms Elizabeth Cecelski has worked for more than twenty-five years in problems of energy and developing countries, specializing in energy, poverty and gender issues, especially in household and rural energy; and in rural electrification and rural development. She holds a BA from Duke University and an MA from John Hopkins.
Director – Centre for poverty analysis
Ms Priyanthi Fernando has been “working in development” for much too long. Starting as a junior researcher at the Marga Institute, Sri Lanka’s first Development Studies institute in the mid 1970s even before graduation, she is now the Executive Director of the Centre for Poverty Analysis(CEPA), a ‘think tank’ that aims to be the leading provider of poverty analysis in Sri Lanka and the region.