Africa Programme Officer

West and Southern Africa, International Energy Agency

Rita Madeira, Africa Programme Officer, helps develop, supports and coordinates the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) work in Sub-Saharan Africa, mostly focusing on the regions of West Africa and Southern Africa. IEA’s work spans from developing analytical work, such as the flagship Africa Energy Outlook, to advising governments on energy policy and providing capacity building on areas such as statistics, energy modelling and geospatial analysis. Lawyer by training and energy expert by trade, prior to joining the IEA she worked as legal counsel advising African governments in the negotiation of complex commercial transactions, mostly in the power sector, and providing capacity building activities to African stakeholders on project finance and other related topics.