Carola Menzel has a consolidated background in sustainable energy, development finance and institutional development. In addition to her Master of Business Administration, she managed to collect a fair amount of practical expertise in different assignments; e.g. with the German Development Services, the United National Industrial Development Organization and the Energy Agency in the UK.
In her role as project manager and consultant, Ms. Menzel has been involved in developing and implementing several sustainable energy projects (off-grid and on-grid solutions) in Europe, Africa and Asia and was involved as referent in capacity building for climate change mitigation and associated finance solutions.
Regarding her employment at the Frankfurt School–UNEP Collaborating Centre, Ms. Menzel is focusing on developing organisational structures and processes for mobilising and managing climate finance. She was in charge for implementing the National Climate Finance Institutions Support Programme (NCFISP) and is currently contributing to the GCF Readiness Program.