Energy Peace Partners brings together world class expertise in peace building, renewable energy and climate security.
David Mozersky has been involved in peace building and conflict prevention work since 2001, with a specific interest in mediation and peace processes. He is the Founding Director of the Program on Conflict, Climate Change and Green Development at UC Berkeley’s RAEL, and has worked with the International Crisis Group, the African Union, and Humanity United, among others.
Sherwin Das has worked on peace and conflict issues for the United Nations (UNDP and the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Political Affairs) for more than a decade in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Most recently, he was Chief of Political Affairs for the United Nations Regional Office in Central Africa (UNOCA), a political mission based in Gabon mandated to prevent conflict in the volatile Central Africa region.
David Williams combines technology and finance with a passion for transformative markets. He has built global businesses and structured financial programs to bring capital for good. He has served as Founding Fellow at UC Berkeley’s RAEL, Senior Fellow for US Department of Energy, Advisor for US State Department, and USAID. He has led successful renewable energy companies. Dave was selected as one of Time Magazine's Innovators of the year. He has an Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Bessma Mourad has worked on water security and climate risks for the last ten years, most recently as a Program Officer at the Skoll Global Threats Funds. Previously, she was with UN Environment’s Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, working at the intersections of natural resource management, conflict prevention, and peace building.
Katie Retz has worked in renewable energy finance for over ten years, having been directly involved in the development, acquisition, and financing of over $1B of solar assets across the U.S. In addition to managing complex financial transactions, her role has also included fund and asset management, project management, and value added components such as education. Most recently she was with Bright Plain Renewable Energy, managing the acquisition and financing (debt and tax equity) of over $800M in solar assets over six years.
Dr. Dan Kammen, chairman, is the Founding Director of RAEL and professor of energy at UC-Berkeley. He was previously the first Chief Technical Specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the World Bank. He has served as a Fellow of the U. S. State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA), Advisor for US State Department, and US State Department Science Envoy.
Victoria Holt, distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (International Organizations) during the Obama Administration (2009-2017). Previously she co-directed the Stimson Center’s Future of Peace Operations program, served in the Clinton Administration at the U.S. State Department, led non-governmental projects on peacekeeping, the UN and U.S. policy, and worked on Capitol Hill as senior defense and foreign policy staff for two Members of Congress.
Danny Kennedy leads the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), and is also the President of CalCharge, a public-private partnership with DoE National Labs and universities in California, unions and companies, working to advance energy storage. Kennedy co-founded Sungevity in 2007, and was the first backer of Mosaic in 2011. He's on the Board of Powerhive and Sunergise. He is also a Director of the organizations VoteSolar and Power for All. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he worked at Greenpeace and other NGOs on climate and energy issues for 20+ years.
Dr. Suliman Baldo, Senior Advisor for the Enough Project, previously directed the Sudan Democracy First Group. He served as the UN Independent Expert on Mali from 2013 – 18, and provided expert advice to international mediation teams on justice for victims of conflict in Darfur and South Sudan, and as a member of the UN Independent Commission of Investigations in Côte d’Ivoire. Dr. Baldo has served as Africa Director at the International Center for Transitional Justice and the International Crisis Group, and a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.
Jared Braslawsky, is the Secretary-General of RECS International and a leading expert on the implementation and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the US REC, European Guarantee of Origin and the global International REC Standard. He is a member of the RE100 Technical Working Group and was a key contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) Scope 2 Guidance document, supporting the GHGP in organizing workshops to promote the guidance document when it was completed in 2015.
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