Kate Kennedy Freeman serves as the Energy & Income Generation Specialist for the Millennium Villages Project. She is responsible for development and deployment of off-grid energy systems that aid in economic development of the communities across the MVP sites in rural Africa. Kate has more than 5 years of experience working internationally on income generation and business development projects in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, M&E Specialist for Pan American Development Foundation, Impact Analyst for FINCA International, Micro-Insurance Consultant for Oxfam America and Agribusiness Program Specialist with Fintrac, Inc. supporting USAID projects in East Africa. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, and a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
She is part of the Infrastructure Team working with the UN Millennium Project in collaboration with Earth Institute partners: Millennium Promise and UNDP. Her work focuses on bringing efficient energy services to rural communities in 14 Millennium Villages across Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this team, Kate works on the Solar LED Lantern Program and the Efficient Biomass Cookstoves Program.