Emmanuel Ackom

Emmanuel Ackom

Senior Scientist

Marmorvej 51

Building: FN Byen, 3.7.47

2100 København Ø


Phone: 45335289

Emmanuel Ackom earned his PhD in Environment and Resource Management from BTU, Germany in 2005. He has over 14 years professional experience in project management, capacity building, teaching and research with duty posts (across 3 continents) in 4 countries namely, Ghana, Canada, Germany and Denmark.

Currently, he is a Senior Scientist at the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), Denmark. He is also Manager of the Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) since 2010. Emmanuel implemented the Policy Dialogue Fora (PDF) where GNESD centres work with governments, decision makers and senior researchers in Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, India, Thailand, Brazil and Argentina on energy access. Emmanuel is the UDP Country Manager for several capacity building activities in Ghana mainly the in Low Carbon Development area but also climate change adaptation. His projects includes (but not limited to), the Green Climate Funds (GCF) Readiness, Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation (FIRM) and Technology Needs Assessment (TNA). Under the FIRM project, Emmanuel worked with several stakeholders to develop Ghana's comprehensive framework on Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) which included two NAMA documents on Energy Efficiency and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). He was responsible for providing INDC technical support to Zambia and Rwanda and worked with senior government and stakeholders which led to their successful INDC submissions to the UNFCCC prior to COP21 in Paris. Emmanuel is often invited by the government of Ghana to provide direct technical input in national policy documents including: Ghana's renewable energy law, national policy document on LPG, national low carbon development strategy and the national bioenergy policy.

He is a regular reviewer of International Energy Agency (IEA) WEO publications and REN21 GSR reports. Emmanuel is an expert member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Europe i.e. UNECA and UNECE respectively. He is an external reviewer for evaluating proposals submitted to the Swedish Research Council for funding. He coordinated the IEA Bioenergy Task 39 in Canada where he also worked for 5 years as a research faculty at the University of British Columbia.

Emmanuel's academic research interests are mainly in environmental sustainability, energy for sustainable development and bioenergy policy. He is an editorial board member for two journals namely, Carbon Management and Sustainability.


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  • Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment

    ISSNs: 2041-8396

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2041-840X

    JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., United States

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.32 SJR 0.886 SNIP 1.263, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

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  • Energy for Sustainable Development

    ISSNs: 0973-0826

    Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.12 SJR 1.298 SNIP 1.426, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

    Central database


  • A I M S Energy

    ISSNs: 2333-8326

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2333-8326

    A I M S, United States

    Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

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