ACEF 2018 Speaker

Aashish Chalise

Energy Access Leader


Jaideep Bansal is the Energy Access Leader for Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) and is working to electrify the remote mountainous communities using Solar DC Micro Grids. GHE has brought energy access to 55 villages, empowering over 22,000 people in the Himalayas. Jaideep is also the Foundation Board Member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. GHE’s work of rural and remote electrification has been documented by National Geographic, BBC, WEF and has reached out to millions of people across the world to inspire them to take up service as a human duty. The initiative has also been instrumental in providing experiential-based digital education to the students of the region by setting up Himalayan Innovation Centres. Jaideep has highlighted the need for energy access through several articles and as a speaker at various international forums like Davos, ADB Manila. He was been featured repeatedly at Davos among the top leaders inspiring change in the world.


  • Session 15: Transformative Technology Solutions for Energy Access

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