West Africa Manager, Power Africa (Accra, Ghana)
Clare Sierawski is the USTDA Power Africa West Africa Manager. She is a clean energy and climate change expert, and she is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA energy-sector activities in West Africa. She is also a member of the agency’s Renewable Energy Sector Team and currently manages over twenty clean energy projects for USTDA in West Africa.
Before joining USTDA, Sierawski was the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change at the Department of State where she helped develop and cement U.S. international climate change policy, including the 2014 U.S.-China climate change deal and the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Before that, she worked for former Secretary of State John Kerry as his Energy and Environmental Adviser in the U.S. Senate.
Ms. Sierawski holds a Masters in international environmental policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she triple majored in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Chinese. Sierawski is a Truman and Udall Scholar.