Pranav Vaidya is a Senior Energy and Social Sustainability Consultant at the World Bank. For the past nine years, he has provided cross-sector analytical and operational support for energy and social development units in multiple regions including South Asia, Africa, and East Asia Pacific. Pranav technical expertise includes social safeguards and mainstreaming social inclusion, gender, and behavioral change considerations in energy projects. He is a contributing author of the World Bank's Getting to Gender Equality in Energy Infrastructure Report. Pranav is currently leading the gender and energy analytical works for the South Asia Gender and Energy Facility. He has a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree in International Development and Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a socioeconomist by training, with dual bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Anthropology from Macalester College.