Dr Silvia Emili oversees, manages and delivers a global portfolio of innovative gender and business projects, ensuring they meet the highest standards. Her zone of expertise is at the intersection of renewable energy and energy access, gender and social inclusion, advising businesses and organizations in this space. She has led and delivered projects for several international policy, investment and funding institutions, such as the World Bank and Vivid Economics, the Shell Foundation and Private Financing Advisory Network.
Silvia has worked in various African countries, where she developed deep experience in analyzing supply chains and ecosystems for women's inclusion in the energy and agriculture sectors. She is adept at leading teams, managing complex assignments, designing and implementing training programs for various audiences, working across different stakeholder groups, and applying participatory research methods. She holds a PhD in Design from Brunel University London and an MSc from Politecnico di Milano, and has published extensively.