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Regional Advisor - Sustainable Energy

Mr. Viktor Badaker

Mr. Badaker joined UNECE in 2010 as an expert in energy and climate change issues, and has been Regional Advisor (temporarily) since 2016. His experience in mitigating the impact of energy and industries on climate change spans Central Asia, the United States and the Balkans. He has extensive experience in initiating, formulating and implementing development programmes and projects in the field of energy and climate change working with academic and governmental institutions as well as international organizations, and the private sector. Working with foreign agencies on behalf of the Kazak and American Governments, he helped develop modern energy efficiency approaches in Central Asian countries. He also drafted policy documents on the energy policies of Kazakhstan, Kosovo and Tajikistan. He has published more than 50 publications, mostly related to clean energy technologies. 

For more information, email: viktor.badaker@un.org

UNECE technical cooperation activities in the field of energy aim at providing advice and technical assistance, of an operational nature, to countries with economies in transition, and complement and reinforce the regular and extrabudgetary programmes in energy. The forms and methods of operational activities vary according to the needs of the recipient countries and the sub-regions, but invariably involve a combination of the following:

(a) the preparation and implementation of specific programmes, both issue-oriented and sub-regional in nature;

(b) the preparation of project proposals for funding by international organizations and donor countries;

(c) the development and preparation of substantive studies with participating countries relating to policy issues and energy strategies;

(d) assistance in transition of national economies and energy markets towards more sustainable energy production and use by increasing the market share of Renewable Energy Sources in the current energy mix;

(e) assisting governmental organizations in realization of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change, in particular the Kyoto Protocol through its flexible mechanisms such as the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation;

(f) participation in the development and implementation of programmes for capacity and institutional building and training;

(g) the organization of workshops, seminars and other group meetings; consultative and advisory missions; and

(h) study tours. 

These activities are linked to UNECE's normative work, limited to those particular areas where the UNECE has recognized expertise, and aim at ensuring effective and efficient responses to the particular demands of UNECE member States. The work is focused mainly on the countries with economies in transition of Southeast and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Most of the activities are developed and implemented in cooperation with other international organizations. 

More information about the plans for Regional Advisory Services in Sustainable Energy in 2018-2019 can be accessed here (coming soon). 

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