Dr. Dereje Senshaw is the Senior Energy Specialist at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). He is responsible for the development and execution of GGGI’s energy projects/programs in accordance with the role of the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) within GGGI’s value chain. His work focuses on energy strategy projects, spanning all aspects of the energy system, from demand to supply in close interaction with GGP&I country teams.
Dr. Senshaw has several years of international research and advisory experience related to energy and climate change, specializing in sustainable low-carbon transitions and energy modeling.
Dr. Senshaw is an experienced project manager with specific expertise on complex strategy planning tools and data analysis design. Prior to joining GGGI, he worked at International Climate Policies Division, Ecofys Germany where he contributed for greenhouse gas emission scenarios modeling, evaluation and quantification of energy and climate policies and international support mechanisms for low-emissions development (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions-NAMAs).
He holds a PhD in Energy and Environmental Economics and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems and Management from the University of Flensburg in Germany. His first degree was from Addis Ababa University in Engineering.