Ashley Ndir serves as Deputy Program Director for the U.S. Energy Association working on the U.S.-East Africa Geothermal Partnership (EAGP). EAGP is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) and the implementing partner, USEA. The partnership seeks to promote the development of geothermal energy resources and projects in East Africa, while facilitating the involvement of the U.S. geothermal industry in the region. In her role Ashley collaborates with USAID, members of the international donor community, and public and private sector stakeholders to advance energy sector development and further sustainable economic growth.
Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from Colorado College and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Global Human Development with a focus on energy and the environment. Prior to joining USEA, Ashley served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon and worked with USAID’s Power Africa team out of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.