Prof. Da Silva has a PhD in Power Systems Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).


Presently, he is a Professor at Strathmore University and the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research and Innovation. He is the founding member of the Strathmore Energy Research Centre, SERC. The Centre carries out training, research, testing and consultancy in energy related topics. His topics of interest are: Rural Electrification, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Sustainable Environment and Demand Side Management.


Prof. Da Silva was appointed UNESCO chair on climate change mitigation and sustainability, which will help to achieve impact on the global platform. He is also the current chair of the board of directors of KCIC (Kenya Climate Innovation Centre).