Jaideep Bansal is the Energy Access Leader for the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) which is working to electrify remote mountainous communities using solar DC micro grids. GHE has brought energy access to 55 villages, empowering over 22,000 people in the Himalayas. Bansal is also the Foundation Board Member of the Global Shapers Community, a network of young leaders of the World Economic Forum (WEF). GHE’s work on rural and remote electrification has been documented by National Geographic, BBC and WEF, reaching millions of people across the world to inspire them to take up service as a human duty. The initiative has also been instrumental in providing experiential-based digital education to students in the region by setting up Himalayan Innovation Centres. Bansal has highlighted the need for energy access through several articles and as a speaker at various international forums like the World Economic Forum and ADB Manila. He is featured repeatedly among top young leaders inspiring change in the world.