EcoBlock co-PI and UC Berkeley professor Dan Kammen has been selected to serve as senior adviser for energy, climate, and innovation for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
“The opportunity to work with USAID on energy and sustainable community, industry, and ecosystem initiatives is incredibly exciting,” Kammen said. “USAID’s partnerships truly permit a holistic ‘think globally, act locally’ approach to sustainable energy, water, and ecosystems in the service of communities, nations, and a healthy planet.”
Kammen, a leading expert in renewable energy science, technology, and policy, will primarily work with the agency’s PowerAfrica team to develop partnerships with African nations, with the goal of expanding access to sustainable power. He will also work with a number of offices, including USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), on knowledge systems for sustainable energy, water, and both human and ecological health.