Bhan GatkuothSenior Communications Lead

Portrait of Bhan Gatkuoth

Bhan Gatkuoth is a senior communications lead for the Pembina Institute's Renewables in Remote Communities program. Bringing a strong commitment to social and environmental justice, Bhan joins the Institute with a background in international relations, communications and public relations strategy development, as well as media and journalism.

Bhan holds a masters in public policy and public administration from Concordia University where her research focused on environmental justice issues in Canada. She also holds a graduate diploma in communications and public relations management from McGill University, a bachelor’s degree in communications and media from the University of Calgary, and a diploma in radio, television, and broadcast news from SAIT Polytechnic.

As a passionate communicator with experiences at international and local scales, Bhan carries out her work with a deep reverence for justice, sovereignty, and community development.

Contact Bhan Gatkuoth

cell: 587-742-0818 • email: • tweet: @bhangatkuoth

Bhan Gatkuoth's Recent Publications

Solar panels over Jeremias Sillit Community Center, Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Clean energy capacity building in remote communities Lessons learned from the Pembina Institute's involvement in the Indigenous Off-diesel Initiative

Blog Dec. 21, 2023- By Emily He, Bhan Gatkuoth
From 2018 to 2023, the Pembina Institute was a proud co-delivery agent of the Indigenous Off-diesel Initiative (IODI), which gave Indigenous leaders in remote communities across Canada funding and skills development support to work on clean energy transformation in remote Indigenous communities. Here we amplify positive aspects and key recommendations stemming from our participation in IODI.
Three Nations Energy Solar panels in Fort Chipewyan

Energy justice in remote communities How integrating energy justice in power purchase agreements can accelerate an Indigenous-led clean energy transition

Blog Aug. 2, 2023- By Arthur Bledsoe, Bhan Gatkuoth
For remote Indigenous communities, renewable energy projects can serve as a pathway towards economic development, climate action, energy security, and diesel reduction. Despite these myriad benefits, clean energy leaders in remote communities across Canada face persistent systemic roadblocks which indefinitely stall or halt renewable energy projects and aspirations.


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