Ipshita Nandi Banerjee
Ipshita Nandi Banerjee fulfils the strategic storytelling, communications and engendering needs of USEA’s Energy Utility Partnership Program (EUPP) II. In this role, through strategic storytelling on the program’s longstanding interventions in solving energy problems in developing countries, she identifies synergies with partners and stakeholders across geographies globally to draw critical attention in the areas of renewable energy integration, smart meters and utility management, energy markets, regional cooperation and women in energy. In addition, Ipshita helps chart a roadmap to improve gender-focus in all EUPP activities and expand USEA’s global network of women in energy.
Ipshita has over 16 years of experience in policy communications and public affairs. She has most recently led communications for USAID-funded South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH) and in the past, has served as a communications specialist and grants officer with the Department of State as a foreign service national working from the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata, India. She has long-standing experience in shaping the policy narrative working with, national and sub-national governments, senior foreign service officers and diplomats, and has even worn the journalist and editorial hat early career with The Telegraph newspaper, CNN-IBN news channel, and Dorling Kindersley.
Ipshita holds a Master’s in Journalism and Media Management, with a certification in Public Policy, and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.