Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur and a clean energy expert working for holistic solutions in the intertwined areas of energy access, climate change and human development. She is passionately committed to women empowerment and community mobilization for scaling innovative market based applications of renewable energy to improve energy access for the poor. Neha is the Director of Programs and Development at Solar Sister, an innovative start up social enterprise empowering women in Africa with economic opportunity using an Avon-style for-women by-women distribution model for solar lamps. Neha has earlier worked as the Area Convener of the Energy Reforms Group in the Regulatory Studies and Governance Division of the Energy and Resources Institute in India and as an Energy Economist leading their affiliate office in the U.S. She was the North America coordinator for the Lighting a Billion Lives Campaign, a commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative to bring light to the lives of one billion people by replacing kerosene lanterns with solar light. Neha is one of the founding volunteers of Karma Kitchen, Washington D.C. – a pay it forward experiment in generosity. She also serves as the Washington, D.C. Coordinator for the India Development Coalition of America and as a volunteer arts correspondent for BloomBars –an artist incubator in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Neha holds a Master of Business Economics degree from the University of Delhi, India and a Bachelor of Science (honors) Physics degree from St.Stephens College, India.
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