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Mark Konold

Caribbean Program Manager
Worldwatch Institute


Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Regulation, Renewables

Mark works as the Caribbean Program Manager within Worldwatch’s Climate and Energy program. In this role he coordinates and executes various initiatives including Worldwatch's innovative Sustainable Energy Roadmaps for the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica. He also coordinated and oversaw the institute's work for the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) during the first phase of its Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy initiative (C-SERMS). Mark is also a regular contributor to Worldwatch's Re|Volt blog and Vital Signs series.

Prior to joining Worldwatch, Mark worked in Chicago for Motorola’s Automotive Energy and Controls Group, contributing to its initial electric battery research. Later he went on to work as a network administrator for LandAmerica Financial Group. In 2005, he took his leadership skills to the non-profit sector where he helped create, build, and lead new initiatives for various education- and arts-based organizations in the city. He later moved to Jamaica as a volunteer to work as a high school teacher and to apply his background and skills at a local clinic and orphanage. It was there that he first became interested in the intersection of the technical, economic and policy aspects of renewable energy and its potential for driving robust growth in developing countries.

Mark holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). As a participant in SAIS’s Bologna and D.C. programs, he focused on International Economics, Energy Resources, and Conflict Management. Additionally, Mark is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute.

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