A culture of innovation and collaboration
Our global headquarters is located in the beautiful coastal town of Brighton, United Kingdom. Here, a small but vibrant team oversees governance, financial management, programme support, fundraising, and communications.
We also have a regional office in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our talented and hard-working regional team lead on project design and management, technical design and installation, and monitoring and evaluation.
Matt is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), and senior manager with over 20 years’ experience. Matt holds a BA Hons in Economics and Politics from the University of York. After qualifying with KPMG as an ACA in 1998 he has worked in senior finance & assurance roles for some of the UK’s largest companies including British Land and Hogg Robinson (HRG). In 2014 Matt joined Renewable World whilst he completed a life changing MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility at Ashridge College. Matt’s vision is to build Renewable World into an effective high impact organisation aligned to the needs of the whole planet. He has a keen interest in the outdoor environment including being an active trekker, kayaker and trail biker, studied Permaculture and is a qualified PADI diving instructor.
Marie comes to Renewable World having previously worked in a variety of fundraising, campaign and communications roles for WWF and other charities. She has a professional interest in tackling poverty through the environment. She also helped raise £5 million for a capital appeal for a centre for disabled children in Birmingham. Career highlights include project managing WWF-UK’s 50th Anniversary celebrations and working for LOGOC on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. At home, Marie is interested in sustainable food, (mostly) organic gardening, yoga and running.
Janaki joined the Renewable World team in February 2020 with over fifteen years’ experience in charity finance including working for the Indigenous Development Centre based in Chiang Mai Thailand and also Target Tuberculosis and Sightsavers who work in Africa and Asia alleviating poverty by strengthening national and local health systems. Living and working in the jungle areas on the Thai-Burma border increased her awareness of the plight of people living in marginalized communities and since returning to the UK she has become increasingly interested in living in a more environmentally sustainable way. She enjoys walking in the Downs, cycling, cooking and listening to world music.
Jac joined renewable world in November 2019. She has over 14 years’ experience working within charities and NGO’s, focusing on partnership development and fundraising. Prior to joining Renewable World Jac spent 6 years living and working in Zambia. Initially going out to Zambia as a volunteer through VSO, Jac supported community and business development in rural areas through natural resource management. Jac then went onto to run a Paediatric HIV NGO, overseeing all fundraising, programme development and daily operations. Jac is excited about working at Renewable World where she will use her experience to support the continued growth and development of our team and programmes in Kenya and East Africa.
Kate joined Renewable World in February 2018. With a background in international programme development at Christian Aid and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Kate moved from programme management into programme funding and later into broader fundraising for UK charities, including a Brighton-based charity working with homeless people and a hospice in Sussex. More recently, Kate has been involved at a senior level in philanthropy in the international animal welfare sector. A keen advocate for life after work, Kate is a longstanding yoga devotee, occasional runner, wine enthusiast and Earth Wind and Tyre – Renewable World’s flagship cycling event – aspirant (we can all dream).
Helen joined Renewable World in October 2013. Her background is in project management and International Development, with a focus on development work in Asia. Prior to joining our team, she spent 18 months working in Nepal as a project manager for TechnoServe implementing a USAID funded project with the Tibetan Refugee community; focusing on livelihood development and youth empowerment. Helen has a Master’s degree from the University of East Anglia in International Development and Education. She is a keen baker, photographer and traveler. She grew up in North India and speaks both Hindi and Tibetan.
Emily joined Renewable World in November 2015. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in French and Spanish, she spent five years travelling, working and volunteering in South America. During this time she became involved in a number of grassroots projects, working in the fields of community development, conservation and animal rights. Upon her return to the UK she has pursued a career in fundraising and has worked for a number of INGOs, including Free Tibet, Quest4Change and Friends of Inti Wara Yassi. In her spare time she enjoys salsa dancing, cycling and hillwalking.
Paula joined Renewable World in March 2014 to support the Finance team part-time, initially as a volunteer after qualifying as an Accounting Technician (level 4) at City College, Brighton. Paula has a degree in English and also works as an IT systems consultant for a local company.
Benson joined Renewable world in September 2016. He is a graduate of both BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and BSc in Telecommunication and Information Engineering from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya. Benson has a wealth of valuable technical knowledge in renewable energy, project management skills and a good understanding of the Kenya Regulation Standards. He is a registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), he is a licenced Advanced Solar Installer Level T3 and also a licenced electrician Class C-1 with Energy Regulatory Commission of Kenya, (ERC)
Lisa joined Renewable World in 2018, bringing 20 years’ experience in international development, social care, fundraising and tourism. She has been fortunate to travel and work overseas extensively, including East and West Africa, and South Asia, starting as a fundraising intern at Action Aid Nepal, later specialising in programme design at Raleigh International and Save the Children. In the last decade her focus has been rights-based projects, including WASH, health, education, trafficking prevention, resilience building, and combatting gender-based violence. Lisa holds a BA in Social Anthropology and Geography, an MSc in Sustainable Development, both from SOAS, London, and harbours a passion for enabling communities across Nepal to mitigate against and adapt to the inevitability of climate change. When she is not working, you are most likely to find her hiking in the hills.
Baburam Paudel joined Renewable World in April 2014. He has 13 years of working experience in variety of civil engineering field. Prior to joining Renewable World he spent more than 7 years working in Afghanistan as an Engineering Manager for Aga Khan Foundation implementing renewable energy and other infrastructure projects. He has handled various critical and challenging projects from design stage to implementation stage. Baburam has Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s Degree in Water Resources Engineering. He has recently completed Postgraduate Degree on Renewable Energy from United Nations University, Tokyo.
Sarika brings over 16 years of administration, financial management, and operations expertise to her role at Renewable World. She began her career in nonprofit development organizations in year 2003 and has worked in various capacities across national and international development organizations in Nepal. She has worked with donor funded programmes including key donors such as DFID, Swiss, Danish, ECHO, EuropeAid and USAID. Sarika has received a Master’s Degree in Finance as well as the Master’s Degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University. She has earned her Ph.D. in Management from Singhania University, India. She has expert abilities to ensure internal control system and financial accountability for non-for-profit making organization. She has also personal interest in area of renewable energy for sustainable livelihood.
Dr. Surendra holds a Master’s degree in Agriculture System from Chiang Mai University, Thailand and a Ph.D (Tech) degree in Agriculture Economics from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He has more than two decades of experience in operation and management of the development and humanitarian sectors in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. He holds good knowledge and apprehension in resilient livelihood, good governance, and promotion and protection of rights/entitlements of poor and vulnerable communities. Through his career he has worked as Senior Programme Manager, Technical Thematic Lead (Resilient livelihood) and Head of Programmes. Surendra joined Renewable World in November 2020 with an intense desire to bring novel thoughts on clean energy and green economy as a durable solution to address hunger and poverty. He is a keen enthusiast of sports like badminton and football and also fond of travelling and keeping himself amused with historical movies and wildlife documentaries.
Tripti Prajapati joined Renewable World in September 2015. She has a Master Degree in Energy and Environmental Management from the University of Flensburg, Germany. Prior to her Master degree she worked in a hydropower company in Nepal for almost 3 years as an Environmental Engineer. During her term, she travelled to many rural areas, worked with the communities to carry out the environmental assessment of the proposed hydropower projects. Her interest in renewable energy and its role in improving the livelihoods of the rural people is the main drive for her to join Renewable World. Her skills accrued from her academia and previous work experiences will support her to take on a monitor and evaluation work with Renewable World. She is into sports, both watching and playing particularly table-tennis, swimming and also loves travelling.
Samasti comes to Renewable World with a wide range of experience working in the field of monitoring, evaluation and reserch. Samasti is a Public Health Sciences graduate with a minor in Development Studies, attained from Asian University for Women, Bangladesh. Alongside, her MA in Sociology and her PCL Nursing degree would help simplify health and social aspects of the community, and clarify with evidences the key impact indicators of our organizational framework. Samasti identifies self as a researcher and loves exploring. She believes, this process of exploration and travel would continue for the rest of her life. Acknowledged as a dynamic, young individual intensively involved in research in the field of health and social science for the last 5 years, she depicts to be a tangible base for the South Asia team and would strengthen the M&E department of Renewable World.
Barkha Shakya joined Renewable World in July 2017 as an Admin and M&E Assistant. She has a Bachelor Degree in Information Management from the Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Prior to joining Renewable World, she spent 8 months working in Cooperative as a Cashier. Her role with Renewable World is reporting and supporting finance manager and M&E officer. She handles office day to day administrative work such as travel management, support financial management, office support, and assisting monitoring and evaluation of RW SA projects. She is quick learner, positive and helpful member of RW SA team. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, listening songs, cycling.
Chandrakanta Joined Renewable World in March 2020. He has Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Prior to joining in Renewable world, he spent almost five years in the field of civil engineering and worked more than three years in the WASH sector. He worked as a project coordinator in his last project and played the vital role to support local and national government recovery plans to build back better and more resilient and equitable water schemes and WASH infrastructure after the devastating earthquakes of 2015 in Nuwakot District. His interest in renewable energy and its implication in civil engineering drove him to join Renewable World. His role with renewable world is working as a Reginal Technical officer and supporting Global technical manager. Besides being a technical person, he has very good sportsmanship as he loves playing and watching football in his spare time.
Suman joined Renewable World in September 2020. He holds master’s degree in Agriculture (Horticulture) from Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University. He brings more than seven years of experience of working in NGOs, INGOs with diversified donors like FELM-Nepal, BtFW, USAID, KOICA, WFP and managing the livelihood sector of community development projects in rural settings of western and eastern Nepal. He is enthusiastic and keen to work in the field of food security and livelihood improvement through sustainable agriculture development and value chain development of agricultural commodities. He enjoys dissemination and promotion of the climate smart technologies, vegetable production and postharvest technologies, modern soil water management technologies in agriculture and agro enterprise development in rural community. In his spare time he love to travel and listen to music.
Dhiraj joined Renewable world in April 2020. He is a graduate in Agricultural Sciences (B. Sc hons. In agriculture). He has spent more than 13 years working in projects related to food and nutritional security, enterprise and value chain development, agriculture-based livelihood activities, and WASH. He has spent the majority of his carer working in remote districts of Nepal supporting marginalized communities to ensure their food and nutritional security. His interest is to link renewable energy with enhanced agricultural production, processing and marketing. He likes working with rural agriculture-based communities and disseminating modern agricultural skills and technologies.
Bibek joined Renewable World in July 2020 as Regional Technical Officer. He has bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University Nepal and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Climate Change and Development. He has spent more than six years working in development sector in projects related to WASH, biomass energy and sanitation. He has been involved in local level planning and drafting district level and municipal level WASH strategic plans in Bhaktapur district. He is interested to link climate change resilience and disaster resilience components in project activities in Renewable World. He loves to listen to songs and plays a lot of chess in his free time.
Would you like to join our team – as a staff member, trustee or volunteer?
We are always keen to work with like-minded people who share our passion for sustainable development. Though we don’t often have staff vacancies, there are occasionally new roles to fill and any positions (both paid and voluntary) we have available will be listed on our job vacancies page below.