KG 9 Avenue, House Nr. 119

Nyarutarama

P.O.BOX: 3446

 

E-mail: info@africaesg.com

 

Tel: +250252500555

Courtney Blodgett

Affiliate member

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience in a wide variety of sectors in the climate change and renewable energy fields
  • Knowledgeable about the technical and research aspects of low carbon projects as well as the policy  aspect of climate change

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Climate Change Consultant, Kigali (Rwanda)July 2010 – present
  •  Acting as Project Manager for UK Department for International Development (DFID) project: Results
  • Based Financing for Promotion of Renewable Energy
  • Completed a Charcoal Value Chain and Improved Cookstove Sector Analyses for SNV, a Dutch development NGO
  • Advised the Rwanda Development Board on low carbon investment projects
  • Developed carbon component of water purification project in Kenya and wind farm in South Africa
  • United Nations Development Program/ Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Kigali (Rwanda)
  • July 2009 – July 2010 Technical Expert on Carbon Markets
  •  Provided technical expertise to government bodies on carbon markets, renewable energy and reforestation
  • Trained local staff, government officials, and community to build carbon market and climate change capacity
  • Managed the team of carbon market related staff based in REMA
  • Provided input at regional and international negotiations on climate change and the carbon market, acting as a Technical Advisor to the African DNA Group
  • EcoSecurities, NYC & Oxford (USA, UK)
  • Aug 2007 - July 2009 Principal Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project Manager
  • Oct 2006 - July 2007 Senior CDM Project Manager
  • Sept 2005 - Sept 2006 CDM Project Manager
  • Senior Manager within EcoSecurities’ Implementation division
  • Interacted directly with UNFCCC and related political entities on responding to political decisions
  • Represented EcoSecurities and presents at climate change negotiations and international conferences
  • Conducted technical reviews of Project Design Documents as part of the company’s internal quality
  • control team, with experience on over 70 projects specializing in: renewable energy; biomass; anaerobic digestion; biofuels
  • Worked to develop tools and programmes to advance career development across the Implementation team
  • Acted as one of the key members of an internal troubleshooting task force, identifying specific problems within team and creating innovative solutions including a company wide procedural manual
  • • Advanced spreadsheet, toolkit and database development for emissions reduction accounting
  • Researched and develops methodologies and strategies new technologies such as second generation biofuels
  • Managed small teams depending on projects
  • UK Dept for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform/ Dept of Energy & Climate Change (UK)
  • Oct 2008 - Feb 2009 Projects Advisor, UK Climate Change Projects Office (secondment)
  • Industry expert role to provide technical advice on CDM and JI projects to project developers, government officials and other stakeholders
  • Planned, researched and organised trade missions to promote CDM and Joint Implementation (JI)
  • Acted as trade mission leader and head of delegation including chairing seminars, presenting and leading panels
  • Provided input based on CDM/JI experience to the UK government for wider carbon market policy discussions
  • Trained government officials about CDM/JI
  • UK Dept for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)/ University of Oxford (UK)
  • May 2005 – September 2005 Project Manager, UK Climate Impacts Programme
  • Researched climate change impacts and adaptations and related activities in the UK
  • Worked with DEFRA to help write and conduct stakeholder consultations on the UK Adaptation Policy Framework.
  • Provided input to various UKCIP publications including reports on the impacts of climate change on buildings and
  • on how business can prepare for various impacts
  • Organised stakeholder meetings and conferences for the business sector and local government officials to raiseawareness about climate change adaptation.

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