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Mewang Gyeltshen

Programme Coordinator, REEECH, Adaptation and Resilience Building

My role at ICIMOD

My role is to help mountain people have improved access to appropriate, modern, reliable and affordable energy services to meet their social and economic developmental needs. I also help safeguard essential mountain ecosystem services by providing evidence from the ground up and tapping the full potential of mountain youth and women towards renewable energy and energy efficient solutions.

Mewang Gyeltshen

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet by using access to renewable energy and energy efficiency services to help transform vulnerable communities into resilient mountain communities. Part of how I do this is by building ecosystems that foster and nurture energy-based sustainable enterprises backed up by evidence from the ground and innovations, and by supporting the incubation and scaling up of new ideas.

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What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

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What motivates me working at ICIMOD is the openness of the organisation to new ideas, the nurturing of collaborative efforts among professionals from diverse disciplines and the embracing of a shared vision towards transformation into resilient societies.

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What are you passionate about?

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I’m passionate about finding meaning in everything I do. I remain committed to do whatever I can, without any condition, if my being can be of any meaningful service to others.

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My qualifications

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I have worked for over 25 years in the renewable energy sector in Bhutan in various capacities including serving as the Director for the Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan and I am currently on a sabbatical leave to rejuvenate my thirst for international experience with diverse professionals and intellectuals at ICIMOD. I have a MSc in engineering and policy analysis and a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.