Orestes Anastasia, ICF Director for International Clean Energy and Climate Change and Climate Center Senior Fellow, is an international development expert with more than 25 years of experience developing and leading climate change, clean energy, environmental, and other programs, and partnerships. For more than two decades, he has managed multimillion-dollar programs in more than 25 countries, and from 2004 to 2022, he was based in the Asia and Pacific regions.
Orestes served as Chief of Party for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Pacific American Fund and as Head of Thought Leadership leading global climate change and green growth initiatives for the Global Green Growth Institute in Seoul.
Orestes also served as a regional climate expert, senior advisor, and team leader at USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia. Orestes has technical expertise and experience launching and managing international programs addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation, low-emission development and clean-energy strategies, greenhouse gas management, environmental governance, and other development and environmental challenges.
- Session 1.2: Gender-Responsive Energy Policies and Programs