Emmanuel Ackom is currently a Senior Energy and Climate Expert at UNEP DTU.
He earned his PhD in the interdisciplinary Environment and Resource Management Programme from the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany in 2005.
He has worked in advisory, research and/or teaching capacities at the University of Ghana (Ghana), Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany), University of British Columbia (Canada) and International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task39 (Canada), and has provided technical inputs to the work at United Nations Economic Community for Africa (UNECA) and International Energy Agency (France).
Emmanuel’s research focuses on the intersection of clean energy policy and technologies, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability with particular emphasis on developing countries. To help address the pressing questions around this global challenge of the lack of modern energy access for socio-economic development and livelihood improvement in developing countries, Emmanuel collaborates with his colleagues at UNEP DTU and with external researchers and practitioners in a concerted effort. This was exemplified in his work done at the Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (www.gnesd.org) which he led from 2010 to 2015.
External researchers and practitioners interested in collaborating with Emmanuel in joint research publications and new project efforts are encouraged to contact him via his email: firstname.lastname@example.org