Author: Jessica Stephens & Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha is co-founder and CEO of Husk Power Systems, the leading rural clean energy services company, which owns and operates more than 130 renewable electricity mini-grids in Africa and Asia and serves over 6,000 small business customers. Manoj is also on the board of the CLEAN Network, India's decentralized renewable energy trade association. Jessica Stephens is CEO of the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), a trade group with 31 members operating in 15 countries in Africa whose members serve over 50,000 customers. She also chairs the steering committee of the Mini-Grid Partnership and is a member of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.