Hannah Wanjiru joined SEI Africa in 2014, and is a Research Associate supporting energy research in the region.
Hannah has seven years’ experience in diverse organizations. She has a technical background in energy, environment, natural resources and climate change. She has worked on design, implementation and evaluation of development projects, livelihoods assessments, policy development and resources and community mobilization in addition to impact studies and technical training. She is strong in advocacy work, markets and value chain assessment and gender mainstreaming.
Prior to joining SEI, Hannah worked as an Energy Project Officer at Practical Action – East Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, where she contributed to the design and delivery of projects and consultancy assignments on different energy and environment issues, such as renewable energy assessment, biomass fuels and technologies, energy markets and research, cookstoves, policy advocacy and minigrids. Previously, she worked as an Environmental Officer at Green Africa Foundation, a local NGO promoting bioenergy and environment conservation.
Hannah has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a master’s degree in Energy Technology; her research focused on commercialization of small wind turbine technologies in Kenya. She is also trained on Greenhouse Gases Inventory, Energy Management and Standards Development.