ACEF Speaker

Madura Watanagase

Manager, Competitive Procurement,
USAID Southeast Asia Smart Power

Madura Watanagase is the Manager for Competitive Procurement at USAID Southeast Asia’s Smart Power Program (SPP). Her main roles at SPP are to establish a Competitive Procurement Center, a one-stop-shop for resources on energy and energy services procurement, and to expand opportunities for fair and competitive clean energy investment and procurement. Prior to SPP, Madura worked on its predecessor program, USAID Clean Power Asia, which supported the government of Laos to design the country’s first solar pilot auction. As an RE policy specialist, she designed the evaluation criteria for the solar pilot auction. Before entering the energy field, Madura worked as an economic research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board and a consultant for the World Bank, respectively. Madura holds a B.A. Hons in Economics from Williams College and an M.A. in International Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


  • Session 1.1: Renewable Energy for Power