Dana Kenney

Chief of Party, USAID Clean Power Asia Program at ABT Associates, Inc.

Dana Kenney

Dana Kenney

Chief of Party, USAID Clean Power Asia Program at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Dana Kenney is a climate change and energy expert with more than 30 years of professional climate change and energy experience, including 16 years in developing countries. She is chief of party of the USAID Clean Power Asia program, based in Bangkok. This program is focused on scaling up investment in grid-connected renewable energy in the Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, with potential expansion to Myanmar and other Asian countries.

Most recently, Kenney was a senior power sector advisor in Africa for USAID and a chief of party for Winrock International, leading and managing a USAID-funded project in the Republic of Georgia focused on supporting development and implementation of low-emission development strategies.

She previously worked for Abt as a climate change economist and managed country programs under the Analysis and Investment for Low Emissions Growth (AILEG) project, among other efforts. Kenney spent nearly a decade as a senior energy advisor to USAID, managing staff and projects, including programs supporting energy policy analysis and clean energy investments.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Chief Business Officer at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Vice President, International Development at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Division Vice President, Data Science, Surveys & Enabling Technologies at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Stratus Consulting, Inc.

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Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Vice President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Senior Global Advisor, Digital Transformations at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Principal Associate & Director of Housing & Community Initiatives, Social & Economic Policy at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Director, Global Business Development Unit at ABT Associates, Inc.

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Chief of Party, USAID Clean Power Asia Program at ABT Associates, Inc.
Education
MA in Technology & Human Affairs

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

BA in Economics & Environmental Studies

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Career History
Chief of Party, USAID Clean Power Asia Program
Current

Abt Associates, Inc. provides research and consulting services. It offers greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, low-emission development strategies, environmental research, air quality regulatory support, decision-support tools and IT solutions, ecological risk assessment, economic and regulatory analysis, value chain development, housing policies and programs, health systems strengthening, and workforce development. The company was founded by Clark Abt on January 12, 1965 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Senior Energy Advisor
Prior

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States federal government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. USAID seeks to "extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country". It operates in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Chief of Party
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Winrock International Institute For Agricultural Development offers programs and services needed to rebuild lives and livelihoods. Its programs focus on community and enterprise development with integrated technical support in agriculture, energy, natural resource management, empowerment and leadership. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Little Rock, AR.

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