Webinar on Landscaping : Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing Opportunities

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This webinar will take stock of existing capacity building, learning and partnership opportunities in the humanitarian energy nexus. The first part will include presentations from IOM UN Migration, ICRC and Strathmore, and UNITAR. The second part will focus on getting feedback from the audience for developing the next round of the webinar series.




Alberto Llario, IOM UN Migration Alberto is a WASH and Energy Manager with the International Organization for Migration. He has over 15 years of experience in the relief sector in various country, regional and global positions with Action Against Hunger, OXFAM, UNHCR and IOM in Europe, West and East Africa and South East Asia. During the last 5 years he has been coordinating the implementation of the Global Solar & Water Initiative to support the introduction and scaling up of solar energy-based solutions across relief organizations all around the world.

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Marco Albertini, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) With a background in Environmental Engineering and Business Administration, Marco has 15 years of international experience in team coordination and project management in the fields of water and power supply and rehabilitation of infrastructures for essential services.
He joined the ICRC in 2005 and undertook field missions coordinating humanitarian operations in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Palestine, Mauritania, Philippines, Lebanon, South Sudan. He is currently the Knowledge Manger for the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit at Geneva HQ.

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Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva, PhD, Strathmore University Professor Da Silva is a renewable energy specialist with over 20 years of experience in research and academic leadership. Currently, he is a Professor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Strathmore University. He holds a PhD and a Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering, with a specialisation in Power Systems, from the University of Sao Paulo, as well as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering, with a specialisation in Power Systems and Telecommunications, from the Federal University of Parana. A qualified engineer, he is a member of several engineering societies both within and outside Africa. He is also an Accredited Energy Auditor with Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), and a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), based in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years, he has worked with government ministries, development agencies (like GIZ, Sida, the World Bank, etc) and industry stakeholders (within and outside Africa) in research and research-related projects, with the objective of deepening the linkage between industry and academia. His research interests are renewable energy, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, demand-side management, energy conversion, energy utilisation and conservation, renewable energy technologies, and renewable energy policies. He has written and published extensively in these areas.

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Aimee Jenks, UNITAR Aimee works with the GPA Secretariat as a Desk Officer and assistant coordinator of the Global Platform for Action on Humanitarian Energy (GPA). Her responsibilities include leading the collective work under GPA Working Areas on Training and Capacity Building and Planning and Coordination. She is an energy engineer with previous experience in the off-grid energy and oil & gas sectors.


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