Alex Milano

Specialist areas

  • Social development
  • Renewable household energy
  • Energy in humanitarian contexts


  • MSc, Social Development Practice

Alex Milano

In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.

I’ve been with E Co. since 2016. I’m very interested in the relationship between the environment and social development, specifically with regards to energy access projects that address problems such as protection in humanitarian situations and gender inequality. My experience is concentrated primarily in East Africa and I have worked in Ethiopia, Kenya and Madagascar. I believe that a sustainable future is contingent upon the development of crosscutting solutions that address the needs of people and the environment.

What are your loves?

Avocados, Alfred Hitchcock films and Addis Ababa

Name three things on your bucket list.

(1) Travel across Southern Africa via train; (2) Attend the Naadam festival in Mongolia; (3) See the northern lights

When are you happiest?

When I’m on the back of a horse!

Who’s the most inspiring person you’ve ever met?

Angela Davis