Ben Garside, IIED
Ben Garside currently leads IIED‘s work on energy access and renewable energy, with a particular interest in pro-poor and inclusive business models that improve impacts for the poorest. This includes building cross-sector problem solving processes that tailor energy services to better suit local needs and contexts.
Ben also works on understanding how ‘social learning’ – co-learning for change – approaches can help catalyse solving the complex problems associated with climate change and food insecurity. His experience spans across the fields of energy, agriculture, information and communication technologies, and climate change adaptation. He has worked in low-income countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.