Padmasai Lakshmi Bhamidipati

Postdoctoral researcher

Lakshmi works at the intersection of research, policy and implementation in the areas of renewable energy, environmental governance, livelihoods, and sustainable development. She holds a PhD in sustainable energy transitions from Technical University of Denmark (with a focus on solar PV in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda), a research Masters in Environment and Development from Ambedkar University Delhi (with a focus on sustainable forest livelihoods in India), and a Bachelors in Economics (Hons) from the University of Delhi.

She is currently a co-lead for TEMARIN, a three-year Danida advisory project aimed at accelerating diffusion of climate technologies and strengthening domestic markets in Kenya and Uganda. Her other areas of work include socio-political aspects of climate change, renewable energy policy evaluation, circular economy, and developmental impacts of technology diffusion, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Previously, she was a sustainability and social impact consultant at ERM India. She has worked with private companies, development banks, and private equity funds on improving sustainability performance through social impact assessment, land/labour due-diligence, stakeholder engagement, human rights risk assessment, CSR, and community development. She is familiar with World Bank Safeguards, IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, and UN Guiding Principles.

Padmasai Lakshmi Bhamidipati
Postdoctoral researcher

Tel.: +45 4533 5325

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