Ripu Bhanjan Singh
Ripu comes with 15 years of international multi-disciplinary experience in facilitating India’s clean energy transition – a critical component of its fight against climate change. Passionate about climate advocacy through evidence, Ripu is a firm believer in the power of collaborations. He has fostered multiple impact partnerships for public and private engagements to drive climate action.
Functionally, Ripu has wide and deep experience in design and development of Monitoring Evaluation Learning (MEL) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) for multi-sectoral bilateral partnership led projects and programs. Past decade of his specialized experience is in the clean energy sector, during which he has worked with a variety of donors and institutions, including U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Developed (DFID), Government of UK, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). While framing M&E systems has been Ripu’s forte, leading continuous improvement efforts and knowledge management within organizations and programs has been an equivalent mission all through his career.
Most recently, Ripu has been the Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management Specialist for USAID Greening the Grid (GTG) Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) Initiative, implemented by Deloitte Consulting. Previously Ripu served as the M&E Specialist for USAID/India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment (PACE-D) Technical Assistance Program. As a great believer in forming alliances, Ripu in his most recent engagement at USAID GTG-RISE Initiative, has been instrumental with on boarding of leaders, experts, international agencies and think-tanks in forming interest groups such as the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) aimed at enhanced private sector engagement in the clean energy transition; and South Asia Women in Energy (SAWIE) Initiative aimed at accelerating representation of women at the leadership levels in the energy, industrial and manufacturing sectors in the South Asia Region.
Earlier, at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Ripu led multiple key Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects for a variety of public and private corporate donors as the Principal Investigator. During the project implementation period he travelled across rural India villages, South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on energy access issues working closely with the rural communities, especially rural women at the grassroots level. He worked with a variety of state and local governments, public and private sector stakeholders and donor agencies. He also led multiple key Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects for a variety of public and private corporate donors as the Principal Investigator, including ICICI Foundation, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Ltd., Power Finance Corporation (PFC) Ltd., Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO), and GAIL India Limited.
As part of his non-executive positions and commitments, Ripu serves as the India Ambassador and the Core Group Member of Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP). Ripu is also an expert reviewer for REN21Global Status Report; Regional Report for Asia and the Pacific and served as a Mentor for POWERED Accelerator, an initiative by Shell Foundation, DFID, Zone Start-ups.
At present, Ripu is pursuing his advanced master’s degree – Master of Arts (MA) in Sustainable International Development (SID) at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University at Boston, USA as the only India recipient of the prestigious Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for the year 2021.