ACEF Speaker 2021
Dr Parimita Mohanty works for the UN Environment Programme as their Programme Management Officer, Renewable Energy in the UNEP Office for Asia and the Pacific. She has more than 18 years of experience in sustainable energy, women’s economic empowerment and climate change and has worked on evidence-driven, gender inclusive policies and strategies, technology transfer and climate action plans in more than 15 countries. She has worked extensively in project design, development, on the ground implementation and management, particularly in renewable energy for both urban and rural sectors. She also has experience on formulation of various policies and regulations related to sustainable and renewable energy in south and south east Asia as well as market development and industry collaborations. Prior to joining UNEP, Parimita worked with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India where she led the technology unit of the Lighting a Billion Lives campaign and advanced renewable energy and smart micro grid initiatives for the socio-economic benefit of communities. For this work, she received the National Association of Software and Service Companies social innovation award in 2010 . She has been a visiting researcher at universities in the US and Europe and authored or edited 7 books and more than 25 peer reviewed publications on renewable energy, climate change and sustainable development. She holds a M.Tech degree in Energy Science and Technology and a PhD on Micro-Grids and smart grids from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Aside from her work on climate change, she is also a national-level cricket player from India.
- Spotlight Session: Women Powering the Future: Innovation and Resilience (ADB)