Shilp Verma

Senior Researcher, Water-Energy-Food Policies, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Shilp has more than 20 years of experience in the water, energy, agriculture and rural livelihoods domain. He studied Economics at the University of Delhi and completed his masters in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). Shilp has been associated with IWMI and the CGIAR in various capacities since 2001. In 2005, he was awarded an IWMI fellowship to study Water Resources Management at UNESCO-IHE, Delft. Between 2009 and 2019, Shilp worked as a Consulting Researcher with several prominent clients. In 2019, Shilp joined IWMI as an internationally recruited scientist based out of IWMI’s office in Anand, India. In his current role as ‘Senior Researcher, Water-Energy-Food Policies’ Shilp is the Country Lead for the global initiative, ‘National Policies and Strategies for Food, Land and Water Systems Transformation’ and leads several key IWMI initiatives including the ‘IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program’ and ‘Solar Energy for Rural Livelihoods’ (SE4RL). Shilp has been one of the pioneers of research on solar irrigation in the CGIAR and is widely acknowledged as a ‘thought leader’ in the water-energy-food domain

5.30 - 6.00 PM

Day - 1 18 July

Upscaling Mutli-MW Scale Solar & Decentralized Power Jumbo session

  • Boosting Industrialization using Gas-to-Power and Solar Solutions – YasserFar hat, Lead Engineer, Jubaili Bros Engineering Ltd.
  • Gas for Energy Transition - Sumeet Singh – CEO, Power Gas Global Inv.
  • Delivering Devolution of National Electricity Grid Dolapo Kukoyi, Managing
    Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors.
  • Energizing Decentralized Power Plans Representative of Lagos Stae
    Commissioner for Energy (to be confirmed)
  • Transforming Interconnected Mini-grids – Ayo Ademilua, CEO A4&T & President,
    Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria.
  •  Advancing Meshed Solar Grids – Afnan Hannan, CEO, Okra Solar.
  • Energizing Electric Vehicles & Net Zero Transport – Prince Audu Mustapha, CEO,
  • Energizing Net Zero Power Grids – Country Director, Husk Power Systems
  • New Tools for Boosting Solar Irrigation Shilp Verna, Senior Researcher, Int.
    Water Management Institute, India (Hybrid).
  • Q&A Co-Moderated by: Engr. Tunde Salihu, IEEE Nigeria Section