WISE is pleased to welcome Ambika Opal into the role of Manager, Global Programs and Initiatives
In this role, Ambika will manage the Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H) global change initiative, a multi-stakeholder research and action initiative at the intersection of energy research and international development. She will also manage the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program and will support WISE’s other interdisciplinary research and programmatic objectives.
Ambika received her Bachelor of Applied Science in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo, and her Master of Arts in global governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She has a range of work experience in the government, academic, and non-profit sectors, most recently working for the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia as a consultant on rural electrification.
Ambika is most passionate about SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 13 (climate action), and strengthening global Indigenous rights, and believes that developing innovative solutions to energy poverty is a key step to achieving all three. She is looking forward to contributing to WISE’s efforts to promote access to sustainable and affordable energy for all.
Please contact Ambika at email@example.com if you have any questions, or if you would just like to say hello!