Mekalia Paulos Aklilu
UN Economic Commission for Africa
Researcher- Climate Change, Energy & Development
Mekalia Paulos Aklilu is a researcher at the African Climate Policy Centre of the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia. She comes from an eclectic, multi-disciplinary background and has expertise in climate change, sustainable energy and sustainable development policy analysis, particularly in the African context. Paulos Mekalia also has experience in economic policy analysis, especially within the sphere of Africa’s special trade relations and regional integration agenda, as well as in Information & Communication Technology. She is one of the Future Energy Leaders of the World Energy Council. She has contributed to and written various publications on sustainable energy and climate change issues, including transitioning to a low carbon development pathway; off-grid renewables; the energy revolution; and transformative financing of renewable energy development. She holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy & Development from Erasmus International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Public Administration from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.