Dr. Shirish Sinha is the Deputy Head, Swiss Cooperation Office in India and is responsible for managing and implementing programmes the Global Programme Climate Change & Environment of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in India.
Shirish has over twenty-two years of experience in the development of policy making and project/programme implementation in the field of energy, climate change and sustainable development. Prior to joining SDC, he was Head – Climate & Energy Programme of WWF India, Principal Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India, Principal Researcher (Water – Energy) & Deputy Chief of Party with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Research Associate with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). In 2012, Shirish Sinha published his book “In Pursuit of a Light Bulb and a Smokeless Kitchen”, which is a longitudinal analysis on the role of the energy sector policies to alleviate energy poverty in India. His book was long listed for van Pooelje Prijs 2012 for best doctoral thesis in the field of public policy and public administration. He has co-authored six books and co-edited ten publications in the field of energy, renewable energy and climate change adaptation.
Shirish Sinha holds a PhD in Public Policy (Energy Poverty) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and Masters in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) in India.
On behalf of SDC, Shirish provides strategic steering, coordination and guidance for project implementation with partners and monitoring of project results from the CapaCITIES project.