Wilson Matekenya
Specialist in Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Cities
Doctor Tech. in Civil Engineering, M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Engineering
Lead Low-Carbon Technologies Expert for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland & Senior Consultant on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Cities, Transcarbon International
Wilson Matekenya is a sustainable development, renewable energy, and climate change professional with extensive knowledge and over 15 years of experience in strategy design and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification and management, low-carbon technologies, energy policy, capacity building, development finance, research and development (R&D), and project management.

Wilson joined Transcarbon in 2014 to serve as Lead Low-Carbon Technologies Expert for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland and as Senior Consultant on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Cities for Transcarbon’s projects worldwide. As Climate Parliament Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa he worked on energy and climate change related issues with governments across Africa, members of national parliaments, representatives of the private sector, international donors, civic society, research centers, development finance organizations, and partner organizations, such as institutions integrating the United Nations (UN) System. His assignments included exploring joint initiatives by Heads of Government and Ministers in the region, as part of global intergovernmental actions, to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation, regional super-grids, large-scale renewable energy trading across borders, capacity building, and international cooperation on manufacturing renewable energy equipment. In February 2014, he participated in a capacity building workshop for Members of Parliament of Kenya and other East African countries and was a member of its organizing committee. The workshop focused on climate and energy policy, climate finance and regional coordination of renewable energy land climate legislation. Wilson has also contributed to the organization of capacity building activities in Jordan, China, Tanzania, Tunisia, Morocco, Belgium, India, and Sri Lanka.

Wilson holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Tshwane University of Technology, (Pretoria, South Africa) and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Renewable Energy from the University of Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe). Additionally, he is completing a Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Development Finance and a professional Management Accounting program at Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, Western Cape (South Africa)

He is a national of Zimbabwe, resident in Zimbabwe and in South Africa, a native speaker of Shona, and fluent in English.