ACEF Speaker 2021
Amanda Van den Dool
Energy and Infrastructure Team Lead,
USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia
Amanda J. Van den Dool serves as the Energy and Infrastructure Team Lead for USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), based in Bangkok, Thailand. In this role, Ms. Van den Dool manages a diverse portfolio of regional energy and environmental safeguards programs and leads USAID's engagement with development partners. Ms. Van den Dool joined RDMA from the Power Africa Coordinator’s office, based in South Africa. During her tenure with Power Africa, Ms. Van den Dool managed cross-border trade and transmission efforts and led Power Africa’s coordination with bilateral and multilateral development partners. Ms. Van den Dool has also served in USAID's policy bureau, democracy and governance office and education office. In 2010, she was selected to represent the U.S. Government as a Mansfield Fellow, working and living in Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Ms. Van den Dool holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Regional Partnerships to Advance Energy Priorities (USAID, DFC, JICA, The Rockefeller Foundation, EFA)