Ayu Abdullah is an engineer with international experience in energy access issues, energy policy, community energy systems, and sustainable development. Her workfocuses on participatory energy planning with a special focus on renewable systems in rural areas. She is on the management team of the nonprofit organisation, Energy Action Partners, and is co-developer of The Minigrid Game, a minigrid planning tool for communities.
Other than energy access issues, she is also active in working with refugee and urban low-income communities in KL. She co-founded a social enterprise that provides micro-loans for low-income families in KL and is on the steering committee for the Fugee School. Ayu also helps manage the international volunteer organisation, MarhaCar, which delivers aid items to refugee organisations in Greece.