Chief, Urban Energy Unit, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT)
Vincent Kitio is architect graduated from the Institute of Architecture of Venice and holds a PhD in Appropriate Energy Technologies (energy efficiency and renewable energy) for Developing Countries, from the University of Rome la “Sapienza”. Italy.
He heads the Urban Energy Unit of UN-HABITAT, a section that works on three focus areas: universal energy access for the urban poor; energy efficiency in the built environment and renewable energy technologies in urban areas.
Vincent Kitio is overseeing the implementation of two regional programs in Africa: “Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa” that aims at mainstreaming energy efficient measures in housing policies, building codes, building practices and building finance; and the “Mainstreaming Energy and Resource Efficiency measures, and Renewable Energy technologies into Building Codes in West Africa (Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon).
Vincent Kitio represents UN-Habitat, in the UN-Energy, which objective is to help ensure coherence among all UN agencies on addressing energy issues for sustainable development as well as supporting the SE4ALL decade.
Vincent represents UN-Habitat in the Advisory Board of the Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa.