Mark Hankins is a pioneer in in rural electrification and renewable energy in East and Southern Africa for over 25 years. He has worked for private clients, the UN, the World Bank, UNIDO, the GEF, Sida, USAID, relief agencies and others. As MD of African Solar Designs, Ltd., he is a permanent resident of Kenya with both advisory and engineering skills. In the PV sector, he specializes in training, commercial market development, policy, system engineering and project development. An author of 5 books on solar energy and renewables, he has worked on off-grid electrification projects in over 20 countries in Africa. Mark is a Certified Energy Manager who has conducted audits for scores of commercial clients and PV system designs. He is currently a consultant advisor for GET.invest’s Finance Catalyst team working to providing support to solar, energy access and solar energy projects.