Gender Focal Point for the Energy Department, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO

Jossy Thomas is currently the Gender Focal Point for the Energy Department. As Industrial Development Officer of the Renewable and Rural Energy Division at the Energy Department of UNIDO and as long time Sustainable Energy practitioner, he has over 18 years of international technical cooperation experience with UN ESCAP, Bangkok and UNIDO. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India, a Master’s degree in Energy Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and has an MBA from the Open University, UK. He currently manages more than 20 projects in Africa and Asia that promote sustainable energy and inclusive development, as well as include projects that focus on empowering women or have a strong gender lens integrated.