Joshua Miguel López
SES 2019 Changemaker
Assistant Program Coordinator, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Philippines
Joshua believes that technology paired with collective action is the key to accelerating the global energy transition.
Joshua works in the Philippine Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German political foundation. There he created the Renewable Energy Bootcamp, a training program that enables youth leaders to contextualize the energy transition through project collaborations with marginalized communities. He also started the Renewable Energy Congress, a national convention of policymakers, activists, academics, and business leaders to promote the Just Transition and energy democracy in the Philippines. Before moving to the development sector, he was the Director of Operations of a startup company that provided free internet access.
A trained mining engineer but a community organizer by vocation, Joshua organized The CentRE, a multi-stakeholder consortium that aims to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy, and is organizing the Philippine chapter of Engineers Without Borders. He is a member of the Manila Hub of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community.