Grace Mbungu

Researcher, IASS Potsdam & University of Stuttgart, Germany

Grace Mbungu is a junior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, and a PhD candidate at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Her research focus is on the social dimensions of energy access and transitions in developing country contexts.

Sanjoy Sanyal

Founder, Regain Paradise

Sanjoy Sanyal is the founder of Regain Paradise, a Singapore based organization which works with investors, entrepreneurs, consultancies and think-tanks to promote environmental innovation in emerging Asia and Africa.

Twitter: @NewVenturesAsia

The real key to clean cooking

In our travels across rural India, we may have come to understand what would encourage clean and modern cooking options in the home

Daniel Kammen

Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California

Daniel Kammen has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities. As Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of CA, since 1999 he has also contributed to various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Jonars B. Spielberg

PhD, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Jonars B. Spielberg is a PhD student at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. His research examines interactions between service providers and users, and the role of technology in international development. From 2013 to 2017, he worked on the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation at MIT.

Championing Energy Access


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