Senior Energy Advisor
Amos Wemanya, Senior Advisor, Renewable Energy and Just Transitions
Amos Wemanya leads the Just Energy Transition aspects of Power Shift Africa’s research, advocacy and communications. Amos is responsible for developing, integrating, and implementing a broad range of strategic initiatives that advance Just Energy Transition to 100% Renewable energy and climate justice in Africa. Amos is a passionate researcher, advocate and strategist with over 10 years of experience and a track record of overseeing and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
He has been engaged in community climate resilience programming, environmental activism and energy consultancy. He works with community groups, youths, women and civil society entities training, co-creating solutions, and influencing policy shifts on issues of climate and energy, environmental sustainability and social change.
He has a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from University of Oxford (UK) and Climate Change and International Development from University of East Anglia (UK), and has also published papers on community engagement and participation in climate and environmental justice in East Africa.
Amos has successfully led and managed projects in various African countries and worked with diverse stakeholders across four other continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America).
Prior to joining Power Shift Africa, Amos was working with Greenpeace Africa advocating policies that ensure equitable access, protection and integrated management of natural resources. He is a board member of Sustainable Development For All-Kenya, a role that has enabled him to engage with various stakeholders, innovating low-carbon energy technologies for off-grid communities and ensuring the active participation of civil society groups and communities in just energy transition processes in Africa.
Amos specializes on issues of human rights, climate justice, renewable energy, and just transitions.