Anna Perkinson is the cross-cutting team lead of eight technical experts on the Power Africa Off-grid Project which aims to create 6 million off-grid connections by 2022 in 12 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. She oversees all activities related to access to finance, productive uses of energy, gender, monitoring and evaluation, market dynamics, and environment. She has led the implementation of a wide range of activities for both on- and off-grid energy projects, including monitoring and evaluation, environmental impact assessments, gender planning and assessment, and general project coordination and management.
Ms. Perkinson began her international development career working on waste management and landfill gas-to-energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. She then led the implementation of various Global Methane Initiative projects aimed at reducing methane emissions from solid waste and wastewater through technical assistance and capacity building. She also led environmental impact evaluation, mitigation, and compliance activities for multiple large USAID-funded energy programs around the world. Ms. Perkinson has worked in more than 15 countries across Latin America, Asia, and Africa. She is fluent in Spanish.