Introducing Dr Harshit Vallecha
His work in CESET project is focused on evaluating landscape of CES in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Mozambique. His research investigates different ways in which CES projects contributes in building resilience. He will be working on identifying success factors and best practices for CES projects relevant to East Africa. In addition, he will be providing technical and research mentoring to MECS partners for scaling up of modern energy cooking services through community energy resilience in Global South.
Prior to joining the CESET program, Harshit worked as a Research Scholar at IIT Kharagpur, India where his work was focused on evaluating community renewable energy systems for sustainable electricity access in India. He has a transdisciplinary research background across engineering and social sciences. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and submitted his PhD thesis in Sustainable Energy Transitions recently. He is the recipient of prestigious Fulbright Fellowship (2021) at University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA for his research on enhancing rural energy access for energy deprived communities in India.