An experienced innovator, systems-thinker, and manager, Robert Ddamulira, Ph.D., has 18 years of international professional experience working on diverse environmental sustainability issues. Dr. Ddamulira’s expertise includes renewable energy solutions, forest management, climate change science, public policy analysis, and environmental governance. He applies an entrepreneurial mindset in all his endeavors. His management experience includes designing and coordinating innovative partnerships for non-profits, private and public sectors, and higher education institutions across a diverse cross-section of environmental sustainability issues. Dr. Ddamulira currently works as the C.S Mott Foundation Program Officer, Advancing Climate Change Solutions. Before this, he worked at the University of Delaware, Biden School’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) as a Researcher examining the poly-centric governance of community energy choice (solar) aggregations. He completed his Ph.D. in Energy & Environmental Policy in 2021 at the University of Delaware. Before that, he worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in various roles, including as Africa Energy Coordinator, Tullow Oil, and also undertook several consulting and non-profit leadership roles. Robert’s work has received numerous accolades, including the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) Fellowship award, the Biden School’s Peter A. Larson Prize Award for leadership & academic excellence, and the Rotary International Vocational Award (2017), among others. He was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. He currently lives in Flint, Michigan, with his wife, Lydia, and their daughter, Blessing. When he is not working for Mott, Robert runs a social enterprise called GreenPesa, which invests in energy efficiency & sustainable forestry solutions in the U.S and Africa. He also loves to sing, read and go on nature walks.