AlumniPhD Charles Kirubi

Gathu Kirubi, brings strong ana­lyt­i­cal skills and demon­strated man­age­ment expe­ri­ence cut­ting across renew­able energy, rural devel­op­ment and micro-​​finance. Aside from hold­ing a PhD in Energy & Rural Devel­op­ment from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Berke­ley, a pre­mier insti­tu­tion in the field, Kirubi brings to Solar Tran­si­tions over 10 years  expe­ri­ence in inno­va­tion and lead­er­ship in design­ing and man­ag­ing rural energy projects in East Africa. In 2001, Kirubi won the pres­ti­gious Ash­den Award in recog­ni­tion of “lead­er­ship and inno­va­tion in pio­neer­ing the start-​​up of a revolv­ing fund credit scheme that sup­ports schools and micro-​​enterprises with energy effi­cient wood stoves in Kenya.

In addi­tion to con­sult­ing on energy and micro­fi­nance with a num­ber of orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing UNDP, Arc Finance, E+Co, and Faulu-​​Kenya, Kirubi is also a Lec­turer at the Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences Depart­ment, Keny­atta Uni­ver­sity, Nairobi,where he teaches courses on energy, tech­nol­ogy, and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. His main inter­ests in the project are the link­ages between rural access to elec­tric­ity and income gen­er­at­ing activ­i­ties, includ­ing small and medium size enterprises.

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