Silas is based in in Dar es Salaam, leading NRGI’s energy transition advocacy at the regional level.

Prior to joining NRGI in 2009, Silas spent three years leading Oxfam International’s advocacy and knowledge sharing initiative in Tanzania. He has also served as financial services advisor with the Netherlands Development Organization, head of the planning department in various local government authorities in Tanzania, and manager of the European Development Fund-Micro Project Program in the Lake Victoria region.

Silas holds an M.Sc. in agricultural development and rural finance from the Development and Project Planning Center at the University of Bradford (U.K.) and an advanced diploma in economic planning from the Institute of Development Management of Mzumbe University in Tanzania, where he has also lectured on economic planning.