Dr. Daniel-Alexander Schroth is the Acting Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and the Advisor to the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank. In this capacity he oversees the Bank’s lending and non-lending activities in the renewable energy and energy efficiency space including the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and the Desert to Power Initiative. He was previously the coordinator of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub hosted by the AfDB in partnership with the AU, NEPAD and UNDP. Daniel also coordinated the Africa Climate Technology and Finance Center project, the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Program and the Bank’s involvement in the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund. Daniel has extensive experience in energy policy and renewable energy.
Prior to joining the AfDB, he worked for several years for the European Commission in both headquarters and the field, for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and in the private sector. Daniel serves in several steering and oversight committees. Daniel holds a Ph.D. and Masters in International Relations with a focus on international energy policy from the University of Cambridge, and business degrees from Reims Management School and the European School of Business (ESB) Reutlingen.
Daniel will be discussing the AfDB’s flagship Desert to Power initiative at the Solar in the Sahel online meeting on 22 February 2022.