Inka Schomer is Operations Officer at the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). She leads ESMAP’s Gender and Social Inclusion Program, as well as the World Bank’s Africa Gender and Energy Program.
Before joining ESMAP, Inka led the World Bank’s Gender Group infrastructure work where she focused on supporting the implementation of the World Bank Group Gender Strategy; designing new approaches for operations to close gender gaps; fostering the gender and clean cooking agenda; and strengthening the delivery of results through improved monitoring and evaluation. She supports task teams in Ethiopia, Lao PDR, Burundi and Nigeria.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Inka worked on climate and carbon finance projects and renewable energy sector programs with the Climate Investment Funds and Camco Clean Energy Consulting (South Africa). Inka holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and Honours (postgraduate degree) from the University of Cape Town in Economics and Environmental Management.