Francis is a former Principal for RMI’s Global South program who specialized in productive uses of energy, energy access challenges, inclusive multi-stakeholder facilitation and energy policy solutions to accelerate the global transition to clean energy economy. He focused on sub-Saharan Africa and lead RMI’s activities in Ethiopia.
Prior to RMI, Francis worked for the Tony Blair Institute as West Africa regional advisor under the Power Africa initiative, where he supported governments to implement power sector reforms, energy access programs, and integrate power trade opportunities. In 2015, he has contributed to the negotiations for the energy transition law in France on behalf of the French wind energy association, helping to secure ambitious renewable energy targets. Francis has expertise collaborating with utilities, regulators, policymakers, and private industry in France, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo, Benin and Ethiopia.
MEng, Physics and Energy Engineering, Universite Paris Sud XI/ Supelec (2009)