Deputy Director, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Kavita Sinha is the deputy director at Green Climate Fund’s Division of Mitigation and Adaptation where she overseas public sector programming team. She joined GCF after a stint with the European Climate Foundation (ECF) where she was the program director for clean energy in Asia and the interim director Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership, a multi-agency (bilateral donor governments and philanthropies) technical assistance facility for accelerating investments in clean energy transition in the region. Prior to her role with the ECF she held senior leadership positions with multinational firms, international development agencies and governments in climate mitigation, sustainable infrastructure and utility sectors. She has also co-founded and successfully exited start-ups in clean energy and infrastructure. Ms. Sinha has also worked in the past as a senior climate policy advisor to the US Mission in India and managed a South Asia regional program for energy cooperation for the US Agency for International Development. She has a MBA degree from Rutgers Business School, USA and has studied international relations and political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has an honours degree in Chemical Engineering and PhD. studies in energy systems from leading engineering schools in India.