Ria Govender

Senior Legal and PPP Advisor, RTI International


Ria Govender has 23 years of policy, legal and regulatory experience exclusively in the electricity industry as Government official, Legal Advisor, Corporate Executive, Independent Consultant, Senior Transaction Advisor, Policy and Institutional Advisor, and PPP Advisor with focus since 2011 on creating enabling environments to attract private sector investment in renewable energy in select sub-Saharan African countries (such as South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, eSwatini, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania).  Her primary focus areas include: Policy and Law formulation; Regulation; Industry Restructuring; Independent Power Production; Renewable Energy; Power Procurement; Feed-In Tariffs; Integrated Resource Planning; Corporate Governance; Capacity Building; Stakeholder Engagement and Program/Project Management.  She is currently the Senior Legal & PPP Advisor for the USAID’s Power Africa East Africa Energy Program, working for RTI International.
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