Mankurwana Mahlase is the 24/7 Carbon Free Energy Manager within C40’s Energy and Buildings Programme. In this role, Mankurwana supports a pilot African city with technical assistance for developing a 24/7 carbon-free energy system.

Prior to joining C40, Mankurwana worked at the Palladium Group, where she was the South Africa-UK PACT portfolio manager. In this role, she provided support for a grant programme of over $10 million covering project management, programme reporting and stakeholder engagement. Mankurwana holds a Master’s degree in Environmental & Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town.