Satish Gautam is the National Programme Manager (NPM) of the UNDP Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) project under the umbrella of Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC). He has more than 25 years of professional work experience in the off-grid and on-grid renewable energy sector of Nepal and the Asia-Pacific region. He has been a dedicated pioneer of micro and mini hydropower developer in Nepal, initiating bottom-up implementation approaches and scaling them with enabling policy. His focuses on a multi-actor approach, bringing together local, regional, and international actors to work toward common goals. His more recent contributions in Nepal’s small-scale hydro sector attributed to the success of grid interconnection policy for mini-grids, transition to enterprise-based financing, and local level energy planning with municipalities. He holds a Masters in Renewable Energy from Oldenburg University Germany.