Vignesh Sridharan is a research engineer at the Division of Energy Systems at KTH-Royal institute of technology, Stockholm. His work focusses on integrated assessments and primarily the understanding of interlinked resource systems. He has over seven years of experience building optimisation models for long term electricity sector planning and the linking of energy and water management models. He completed his PhD at KTH focussing on the interactions between the Climate, Land, Energy and Water (CLEW) systems. His thesis explores the impact of climate change on integrated resource systems, with a focus on East Africa. In the past, as part of KTH, Vignesh has successfully lead projects with the United Nations-Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), UNECA and the World Bank. He was also a lead author in one of the CGIAR-Science Forum’s key background papers on agricultural research which can be accessed here. His latest publication on East Africa and Uganda can be accessed here. Prior to his PhD, Vignesh worked as an automotive research/testing engineer at Robert Bosch India Ltd in Bangalore, India.