Silvia Macri

S&P Global

Senior Research Analyst, Energy Global Power and Renewables Group

Ms. Macri research focus is on renewable power projects and policies in Africa and the Middle East (AME). She is responsible for all renewable power technologies in the region. Prior to joining S&P Global, Silvia was an energy researcher and journalist for the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her research focused on the Middle East energy markets, particularly in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Yemen. She has international experience in analysis and communication, having been based in the Middle East for over five years before her role at S&P Global. She also held a development advisor position at UNDP in Egypt. Ms. Macri holds a BA in International Relations from Bologna University (Italy) and a Master's degree in Arab Gulf Studies from the University of Exeter (UK). She is based in Paris and speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and French, and has a basic knowledge of Arabic.

Sessions With Silvia Macri

Thursday, 10 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    Bringing Electricity to Developing Countries

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Energy is essential to prosperity, hence enabling widespread access to energy that is reliable, affordable, and sustainable is a primary goal for any developing country. The stakes could not be higher: today, a billion people live without access to modern energy, with devastating consequences for their health, livelihoods, and environment. Yet this problem is notoriously sticky, and efforts to advance solutions tend to progress slowly. Why is this the case, and what can be done differently to accelerate development? Will advances in energy technologies change the equation? How should development organizations support national and local governments and communities to enhance energy access, what are the challenges of such partnerships, and what are the best practices?