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John Scicchitano

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC)

Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Public-private partnership, public-philanthropic partnership, clean energy access, clean energy in developing countries

John Scicchitano currently serves as an Advisor to the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC). Previously John served as the Director at The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, NYSERDA. In that capacity, John promoted synergy between the ambitious energy investments of New York State, and external private, nonprofit, and governmental partners. John also previously served in an appointment at the United States Department of Agriculture, managing global hunger activities in the Office of Food for Peace. He has also served at USAID in the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, and with the non-profit organizations World Vision, World Relief and the International Rescue Committee. Over 15 years of his career were spent in Africa in Burkina Faso, Chad, Senegal, Burundi, Rwanda, and Kenya. Prior to his international assignments, John worked as an Environmental Engineer with the global consulting firm Environ. John has an Executive Masters in Leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University. He is also recognized by the United Nations Roster of Experts for the following domains: participatory planning, community development, partnership among stakeholders and policies and strategies.

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