Aneri Pradhan

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Basic Info
Wild Gift Class Year: 
Better World Expertise: 
Community Engagement/Activism
Current Occupation: 
Founder and Executive Director, ENVenture
Impacts of My Work: 
50,000 people receiving clean energy access in rural Uganda
Invested in 70 cooperatives in Uganda

Aneri is the Founder and Executive Director of ENVenture, an award-winning incubator that finances and trains rural cooperatives in Uganda to start clean energy enterprises in the last mile, reaching the poorest and most vulnerable off-grid populations. She is also the Founder and CEO of ENVision mobile, a mobile bookkeeping application for microentrepreneurs. She has over 10 years of experience working in 15 countries in Africa and Asia on last mile technology adoption, focusing on clean energy entrepreneurship and fintech. She formerly worked at Facebook on their Sustainability and Connectivity Lab, prototyping new social impact technologies. Previously, she served as an Energy Access Officer at the United Nations Foundation, spearheading grassroots entrepreneur mobilization for the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. She is a Renewable Energy World’s Top 40 under 40 in solar, winner of the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Prize, an American Express Emerging Innovator, Wild Gift Fellow, member of Forbes Nonprofit Council, SOCAP Social Entrepreneur Scholarship recipient, and Global Social Benefit Incubator participant. She has a Masters in Environment & Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.