Named Africa Utility Week’s 2018 Outstanding Young Leader in Energy, Dr Rebekah Shirler is the Chief Research Officer at Power for All, where she works to improve access to high-quality data and insights for the energy sector. Her works explores models for the integrated energy sector. Her work explores models for integrated energy planning and opportunities for catalysing decentralised energy markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Rebekah earned her PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley where she also previously obtained her MSc. Energy and Resources and a MSc. Civil Engineering. She has over 12 years of experience in research, analysis and knowledge management. Rebekah is a University of California Chancellor’s Fellow and has won grants from institutions such as the Department of Energy, the Mott’s Foundation, and the Rainforest Foundation that support her work. Rebekah is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Strathmore University, in Nairobi, Kenya, where she lives.