Member Directory

Samuel Ajala is a data journalist with Dataphyte; covering climate change, energy transition, and WASH in Nigeria. In March 2022, he was selected as the only Nigerian journalist to attend Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) Media Fellowship in Germany.

Ciarán Cuffe is a member of the European Parliament for Dublin with the Green Party. He is currently leading the work to draft a European Parliament position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and is a shadow rapporteur on the New European Bauhaus initiative.

Kennedy Nyavaya is a multiple award-winning freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe. His stories have been published in local newspapers including NewsDay, The Standard and Zimbabwe Independent as well as several foreign platforms like Clean Energy Wire (Clew) in Germany. Kennedy also writes and edits stories for the Environmental Gist Online (EGO), an environment and climate change news website he co-founded in August 2020. Throughout his half a decade career he has travelled to different parts of the world on duty and has amplified stories on the environment, climate and the energy transition among others. With a firm belief that climate change is the greatest threat to mankind’s existence, he has also developed zeal to become a dedicated sustainability reporter. This has seen him amplifying voices around issues of environmentally friendly activities through radio programs on local radio stations as well as articles in newspapers and social media.

Oleh Savytskyi is a climate and energy policy expert at the Ukrainian Climate Network (UCN) and board member of NGO Ecoaction. He works with policymakers, public institutions, scientists, civil society groups and experts to advance reforms in areas of energy and environment in Ukraine. His main focus is decarbonisation of the power sector and heavy industry, as well as reduction of air pollution.

Philip Emmerich has worked in European affairs for the energy sector and as a lecturer and researcher at the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) at Technische Universität Berlin. His research is published in internationally recognized journals, such as the Journal of Energy Policy (JEPO) and Technological Forecasting & Social Change (TFSC), and featured in the Science for Environment Policy service by the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Union.

Joelle Thomas is an energy transition consultant based in Paris, France. She has spent the last ten years advising governments on topics at the intersection of energy and economic development across the United States, Middle East, Europe and Africa. Views expressed are her own.

Philip Emmerich has worked in European affairs for the energy sector and is now a lecturer and researcher at the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) at Technische Universität Berlin.

Dr. Manuel Baumann is a researcher at KIT-ITAS in the group “Research for Sustainable Energy Technologies - RESET” and coordinator of the sub-program 6 “Energy storage” of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

Sarah Jackson is a second-year master's student focusing on climate policy at the Hertie School in Berlin. Previously, she worked as a policy staffer for Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. House of Representatives advising on climate and energy issues.

Noah J. Gordon is a Berlin-based climate and energy consultant and the climate columnist for Internationale Politik Quarterly of the DGAP