Sofia Martinez is a senior energy and climate expert with 20 years of experience in sustainable energy, climate change, climate finance, development, and international cooperation in the private and public sectors. As a public official, she worked in the Spanish Energy Agency and the Spanish Office for Climate Change in policy and planning, building and leading European Union (EU) and international projects and programs. For more than five years she was seconded as a policy officer in climate change and sustainable energy to the EU Directorate General for International Partnerships. She has also worked in consulting and research, managing international teams, and preparing business strategies. She has deep knowledge of EU policies and funded programs, the United Nations system, institutions such as the International Energy Agency and International Renewable Energy Agency, and the main multilateral development banks and development finance institutions. Between 2009 and 2015 Sofia was a teacher for the master’s course in renewable energy and energy market at the Escuela de Organización Industrial, and has participated in conferences, training, and capacity-building activities throughout her career.

At DAI, she focuses on strengthening DAI’s corporate responses and leadership, supporting existing projects and pipelines, and identifying future areas and opportunities.



Richard Rapier

Richard Rapier for 15 years has worked in domestic and international programs addressing water security, sanitation, and hygiene, water and waste resource management, and environmental and social impact assessment and management in infrastructure.

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