Murefu Barasa is the Managing Partner at EED Advisory Limited. He has over 15 years of extensive experience in managing various consulting engagements. This includes the design and management of technical assistance facilities. His work experience covers various countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Zambia, Mozambique, Somalia, Brazil, USA, and Tunisia, among others. Murefu is the lead consultant in the AECFUS$ 20.8 million REACT 2 Somalia technical assistance component managing a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of experts providing technical and administrative support. He was the country lead consultant in the design of the5 year DfID-AFD £30-million program to promote private sector investments in rural electrification in Kenya through Green Mini-Grids (GMG) and the lead consultant in the US$ 5 million IFC SREP Transaction Advisory Services Facility for Mini-grids in Tanzania aimed at unlocking private sector resources in advancing commercial mini-grids in Tanzania. Murefu led the technical training on the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the Ministry of Energy parastatals. He was the lead consultant in the Rockefeller Foundation initiative to design a Universal Electrification Access Fund for Africa. He also led the Kawisafi Ecosystem Event aimed at deepening support for locally-owned enterprises by among others, mapping capital flows to early-stage businesses and offering actionable points for different ecosystem players. Murefu led a study to identify opportunities for private sector involvement in the green energy space including an IFC-funded study to identify opportunities for private sector engagements in energy access across 14 refugee hosting districts in Uganda. He provided advisory support in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation initiatives for the World Bank Group Lighting Africa program and a UK DfID-funded program supporting entrepreneurs in the clean cooking sector. Other monitoring and evaluation examples include the end of line evaluation for a € 2 million European Union-funded program to support the uptake of renewable energy solutions in Isiolo, Kitui and Kajiado counties in Kenya. He previously worked with Practical Action(Nairobi), African Development Bank (Tunis) and Camco Clean Energy PLC (London, CCE). He holds a Certificate in Project Risk Appraisal (University of Bradford, UK), Bachelor of Science, Environment (Kenyatta University) and a Master of Science (Yale University, USA). Murefu is a Compton fellow, Energyfor Growth Hub fellow, and an Education for Sustainable Energy Development(ESED) scholar. Key qualifications and experience (relevant to the project): Renewable energy, Business, Opportunity Identification, Market research and business model design, International climate change policy, and Monitoring and Evaluation.