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Principal Associate, International Economic Growth
Dana Kenney is a climate change and energy expert with more than 30 years of professional climate change and energy experience, including 16 years in developing countries. She is chief of party of the USAID Clean Power Asia program, based in Bangkok. This program is focused on scaling up investment in grid-connected renewable energy in the Lower Mekong Countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, with potential expansion to Myanmar and other Asian countries.
Most recently, Kenney was a senior power sector advisor in Africa for USAID and a chief of party for Winrock International, leading and managing a USAID-funded project in the Republic of Georgia focused on supporting development and implementation of low-emission development strategies.
She previously worked for Abt as a climate change economist and managed country programs under the Analysis and Investment for Low Emissions Growth (AILEG) project, among other efforts. Kenney spent nearly a decade as a senior energy advisor to USAID, managing staff and projects, including programs supporting energy policy analysis and clean energy investments.
Kenney holds an M.A. in Technology and Human Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. and a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Principia College in Elsah, Ill.