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Patience Bukirwa

Patience Bukirwa

  • Global South

Patience is an Associate for RMI’s Global South program which works with governments, utilities, development partners, and the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa to drive affordable, efficient, and resilient energy systems for energy access and economic development.

Her work currently revolves around productive use of electricity as a means for improved sustainability of rural electrification systems.


Prior to joining RMI, Patience worked in management consulting with focus on strategy development and project management for both public and private sector clients across industries including energy and utilities, financial services, consumer business and development agencies. She has also worked as a researcher in biomass gasification as well as electric vehicle systems design.


BSc Mechanical Engineering Makerere University

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA)

MSc Sustainable Energy Futures Imperial College London


Kampala, Uganda

Authored Works

How Pension Funds Can Help Electrify Africa

Almost 600 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity. Bringing them clean, affordable, and reliable electricity will require massive investment. At the same time, African pension funds are actively seeking to grow their assets under management (AUM) and diversify their asset portfolios. If these pension…