Energy, Community and the Region
Melbourne Energy Institute
Dr. Sithy Reihana Mohideen is an international development specialist working on energy systems. She has worked for the Asian Development Bank for more than ten years. Since 2010 she worked as an energy infrastructure and gender specialist for the ADB South Asia Regional Department and South Asia Energy Division. She has been involved in the design of energy projects ranging from conventional hydropower, solar parks, solar-wind-micro hydro powered mini grids, as well as transmission and distribution systems. Her special area of interest is mini grid based village electrification. She completed a BEng degree in electrical engineering at the University of Melbourne (1981), and finished her postdoctoral studies also at the University of Melbourne (2015) in renewable energy systems in Asia, researching the societal and gender implications for newly electrified rural communities in Nepal. She recently joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as a Senior Research Fellow undertaking research on energy technology innovation and its social and gender and development implications, including for government policy and planning. She is a member of IEEE Australia and the Society on the Social Implications of Technology. She is actively involved in supporting community development projects working with women in urban and rural poor communities in Asia.