GWNET is pleased to announce that Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General – Science of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, has joined the GWNET Advisory Council.

Additionally, we are also pleased to share that Victoria Healey, Project Manager, Integrated Applications Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has joined the GWNET Governing Board.

As part of their new roles, Leena and Victoria will offer their range of expertise to support GWNET’s work in advancing women’s participation in the energy transition.

Read more about their professional backgrounds below.

Leena Srivastava

Leena Srivastava is the Deputy Director General – Science of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna. Prior to this, she was the Vice Chancellor of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi – an inter-disciplinary higher education institution, focused on sustainable development – since 2012. She has over three decades of research experience in the areas of energy, environment and climate change policies at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), including nearly nine years as its Executive Director.

She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels. She served as the Co-Chair of the Science Advisory Group for the UNSG’s Global Climate Action Summit and is, currently, a Co-Chair on the Science Advisory Committee of Future Earth as well as a Member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) President’s Advisory Group on Climate and Sustainable Development, among others.

In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for her contribution to the work of the IPCC. She was also invited to be a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.

She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.

Victoria Healey

Victoria (Vickie) Healey is a project leader in the Integrated Applications Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Vickie manages the Clean Energy Solutions Center, (Solutions Center), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial.

The Solutions Center provides resources, training, and technical assistance services to policy makers and practitioners. These services help governments around the world create policies, regulations, and programs to advance the distribution and use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Vickie also leads projects focused on creating gender neutral policy directives and regulatory environments that support gender balance and equity in the clean energy sector.

Research Interests

Increasing energy access in developing countries through clean energy technologies

Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector

Business strategies for micro, small and medium enterprise clean energy entrepreneurs

Education

MASc Environmental Management and Policy, University of Denver

B.A. Science and Technology, , University of Denver

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