Eder Semedo has over four years of experience in the clean energy sector, particularly in renewable energy. Currently, Eder is a junior program officer on project development and financing at the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. There he focuses on technical assistance for renewable energy projects in West African countries, as well as managing grant initiatives for small-scale clean energy projects. Eder is also a member of the Global Shapers Community, where he is implementing projects targeting elementary schools in his local community. He is a member of the oard of a soccer club is his city, and part-time sports analyst. Eder holds a master's degree in Energy and Bioenergy from the NOVA University of Lisbon. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, he plans to contribute towards his country's ambitious 100% renewable energy by 2030 target as a public manager in the clean energy sector.