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Senior Director, Engineering, Google
User Research & Partnerships Manager, Rwanda
Jost is a Certified Clean Cooking (CC) Specialist, with 14 years of experience in project and programme management in the fields of renewable energy, rural development, food security, agriculture, and socio-economy. He has extensive knowledge and experience of development interventions in Rwanda, and actively cooperates with different organisations to reduce poverty, improve community livelihood and enhance social development in rural African communities.
Jost has worked on several projects as a CC expert, heavily involved in the mobilisation of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) across East Africa, with significant experience in Rwanda. He has demonstrated expertise in designing technical specifications for cooking stoves, developing marketing strategies – including the facilitation of collaboration between the renewable energy industry, NGOs, private sector, research institutions, and local communities. During this time, Jost has worked with a range of clients, including GIZ, Practical Action, and SNV. As a result, he has significant strengths in overseeing operations and logistics, providing knowledge of clean cooking technology development, and strategizing marketing campaigns for such products.