World Resources Institute
Lead, Energy Access and Governance
Davida Wood leads the energy access work and energy governance practice at the World Resources Institute. Prior to joining WRI, Wood was with the USAID’s Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, where she developed and managed a portfolio of projects at the nexus of democratization and energy sector governance. This suite of projects focused on improving transparency, accountability and public participation in energy sector institutions, as well as building the capacity of civil society to effectively participate in sector decision making processes. Originally from South Africa, her interest in environmental governance stems from work with a network of civil society organizations participating in the development of natural resource legislation to meet the needs of the new South Africa. Wood has a PhD in Political Anthropology from Princeton University.