John Tkacik is a Senior Manager, Programme with REEEP, where he looks at the economics of decentralised and off-grid electrification, and urban and peri-urban productive use applications, as well as leading REEEP's IMPAQT (Indicators for Multidimensional Prosperity Assessment, Quantification and Testing) initiative. He also advises REEEP's communications. John has over a decade of experience in international policy planning, government relations, and communications with a focus on climate, energy and sustainability issues. He has worked for the German government, advising on transatlantic climate cooperation and on a national energy and science initiative. He also was director for global government affairs for a Cologne-based venture capital fund, and of European relations for the Salzburg Global Seminar. More recently he has advised clients such as the United Nations Environment Programme, UN University, and UNICEF on sustainable economic policy issues as an independent consultant.
John studied International Political Economy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.